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Counting Blessings


There’s no secret here.  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  While I do enjoy the tremendous amounts of food that I lovingly prepare for my family,  from the big old turkey (I bought a 27 pounder this year – not sure who I thought was coming) all the way down to my can shaped cranberry sauce,  the aromas from our Thanksgiving meal are lovely but it’s the meaning behind this holiday that really makes me happy.  Having a heart filled with gratitude is a wonderful way to live this one beautiful life we are given.

I try very hard to have a grateful heart on a daily basis.  There are times when it’s a little more difficult then others.   When I do have a hard day I take a moment to pause and tell myself that bad days are temporary.  This brief moment of pause allows me the time I need to compartmentalize my problem’s smallness.  The little rough patches are so tiny in comparison to the abundant blessings that surround me.  I’ve made a choice recently to work harder on being open, light and more grateful.  Pettiness, small thinking and asking “why me” will never propel me forward.

I hope that recognizing and acknowledging our blessings allow us the opportunity to shine a little brighter, love a little harder and make our lives filled with joy one drop at a time.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  I hope you enjoy a beautiful holiday filled with a basket of overflowing abundance.