Gratitude Gratitude Gratitude

Gratitude, Gratitude, Gratitude 

The myths and lore around Thanksgiving are as plentiful as the number of side dishes we serve up.  Said to be based on colonial Pilgrims’ 1621 harvest meal, we stop everything and gather for a day of feasting, football, and family.  
We express gratitude for the abundance we experience every other day of the year.  Just In case we forgot to be grateful throughout the year, Thanksgiving Day is meant to cover us.   The day after Thanksgiving comes an equally hallowed tradition.  Black Friday.  A day we designate to scurry about looking for deals.  A day of panic and pressure.  What if we miss the sale?  What if there won’t be enough of those things we need to fulfill the heart’s desire of our loved ones? 
So much to do.  So little time.  So many acquisitions to make.   
Awwwwww, the run up to Christmas.  Deep Sigh.  We snap right back into a survival and scarcity mode.  What were we even thinking, letting our guard down, being so grateful and all? 
Do we really ever feel sufficient?  Do we feel up to the challenges of the changing seasons in our life?   It’s easy to default into the not-enough trap.    
Why do we keep falling into this abyss of never enough?  Life provides lots of practice.  But…i

t’s not a life sentence, you know.  You can lift yourself out of this conundrum. 
First step is to notice.  Second step is to knock it off.  And the third step is to dedicate yourself to a more fun and fulfilling habit.  
It goes something like this.  Wake up. 
Wake up each morning appreciating your strengths and capabilities.  Name and appreciate all that’s going right in your life.  Be specific.  Be grateful.  Helps to write it all down.  Counting your blessings, one by one.  
Wind down each day by acknowledging the enoughness and sufficiency as it shows up.   

The more you practice this, the less stress you experience.  

Don’t worry.  Be grateful.  

Thanksgiving Blessings. We’re so thankful that we just keep growing at www.   

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