Every year in November, we stop to give thanks for all of the things that are important to us. It’s almost like a forced gratefulness party.
I often feel like my acupuncture sessions are forced relaxation. In a good way!
They’re scheduled. And for an hour, I can’t do anything but worry about myself and relax . . . it’s glorious.
And I almost feel like Thanksgiving is the same thing.
It’s that time of year where we are forced, regardless if we want to or not, to reflect on the things we are thankful and grateful for. For many, this forced activity is a welcomed change. So often we dwell on the negatives, the challenges, the obstacles. But, if we stop and are thankful for all the small, beautiful things in our lives – we can have a complete change of perspective.
I believe the biggest task of all, is taking that gratefulness that we feel during the holiday season, and extended throughout the year.
No matter how great or how small the challenge is, we all encounter them. We all have great days, we all have bad days, but it’s really how we deal with the ups and the downs that make our life worth living.
Last year, in my Thanksgiving post, I posted the song “Thankful” by Josh Groban. In the song he sings,
“It’s up to us, to be the change,
And even though we all can still do more,
There’s so much to be thankful for”
And it’s so so true. It’s up to us. Our perspective. Our energy. Our love. Our gratefulness. Our ability to be thankful.
So this Thanksgiving, focus on the beautiful things in your life that you have to be thankful for. We have everything that we need to be happy. We don’t need more and we don’t need less [challenges]. We need to dig deep within us and realize that we truly have everything that we need and we are enough. And then take that belief in ourself and let it transpire throughout the rest of the year.
If you follow my blog, you know I LOVE Celine Dion. This year I’d love to leave you with this song.
“But I’m thankful to be here
Thankful to feel clear
Thankful my prayers have been answered
I’m thankful you listened
Thankful to heaven
Thankful for feeling alive again
Thankful that hearts always mend”
Let’s learn from the Thanksgiving holiday. To be grateful, to be thankful, to embrace love . . . every day of our lives.
I’m thankful for YOU and I hope you can see the beauty in this holiday season <3
Wishing You A Pain Free Day!