Thursday, November 24, 2011

Make Every Day a Thanksgiving Day

Make every day a Thanksgiving day!
This week most Americans are celebrating Thanksgiving.

I believe every day is meant for thanks and giving. I also think that recognizing the riches in our lives is integral to the process of life transformation.

From economic recession to bankruptcy, from corporate scandals to government conspiracy, the current world view seems so doomed.

There are days that we simply cannot life our shoulders and keep our chins up. We're worried about the past and the future.

To be fully in the moment is no small task. Even on a good day our minds have a tendency to race ahead with plans or worries or ideas. Being present is even more challenging when the current state of affairs is the very thing we so desperately seek to change.

John Lennon once said, “Life is what happens when you’re making other plans.” Lennon understood that life is for living… today. What I’m trying to say is this: As you work to create that new and different future remember that changing your life is as much about the journey as it is the destination.

“Once we are above the survival levels,” Dominguez and Robin says. “the difference between prosperity and poverty lies simply in our degree of gratitude.” When you consciously focus on life’s gifts instead of its challenges, you’ll begin to feel rich beyond measure.

So as you enjoy a drink of clean water, a warm bed, or the company of a loved one, pause and be grateful for who and what is in your life right now. Strive toward that new future, but remember to be here now and savor the journey.

To all who celebrate this special holiday, I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving.

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