Today we celebrate Thanksgiving in America. It is a time for everyone to pause their every day routines and focus on gratitude. Thanksgiving, wherever and whenever it is celebrated, is a beautiful holiday that gives us all a reason to stop and think about the many opportunities, gifts, and miracles we’ve received throughout the year, and how grateful we are to have our loved ones and friends in our life.
But the expression of gratitude is not one-day-a-year practice. It is an every-moment-of-every-day mindset. It is a way of appreciation for every situation we find ourselves in, the smallest of gifts, and all the conveniences we may otherwise take for granted.
When we live in gratitude, nothing feels impossible or insurmountable. Rather than focusing on the frustration, stress, worry, or anger of a circumstance and cursing whom or whatever caused it, we might, for instance, give thanks to the Universe, or whatever Higher Power we believe in, for their help in pulling us through it. We change our outlook from a self-centered one to a grateful one.
A gratitude practice changes our lives in remarkable ways. Life flows smoother. We attract what we want rather than what we don’t want. Problems get resolved more easily and quicker. And amazing, miraculous things begin to happen.
As we celebrate Thanksgiving this year, let us be grateful for those who love us, see past our shortcomings, and accept us for who we are. Let us accept ourselves, forgive ourselves and be grateful for the person we are. And let us extend the same appreciation, forgiveness and acceptance to others.
Today and always I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to you, my dearest readers and followers, for supporting and believing in the work I do, reading my articles and books, and listening to my podcasts. I am deeply inspired by you, and humbled by your trust in my ability to help you heal.
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