“Give thanks for blessings every day. Every day. Embrace gratitude. Encourage others. It is impossible to be grateful and hateful at the same time.” Denzel Washington, American actor, director and producer

Time seems to speeding by so fast! Have you felt the same? I can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving for those of you who celebrate! For me, giving thanks has become a dominant theme for me over the last couple of years especially. I loved Denzel Washington’s statement, “. . . It is impossible to be grateful and hateful at the same time.” So true. 

Being kind, understanding, accepting, supportive, loving, compassionate, and grateful are new and different ways to BE for many people today. Let’s celebrate and give thanks. Let’s focus on the blessings in our life rather than what we don’t have. Isn’t love the most important thing to have? Think about it. Love can’t be taken away unless we allow it. Love is the essence of who we are! Give thanks!

Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk has said, “When we live in the spirit of gratitude, there will be much happiness in our life. The one who is grateful is the one who has much happiness while the one who is ungrateful will not be able to have happiness.” Being happy can be an outcome of being grateful. For many of you, this holiday may be the first time in awhile to reunite with friends and family. Give thanks! 

I’m grateful for the opportunity to spend time with our new granddaughter, son and his wife this year. I’m grateful that our other son and his family on the East coast are healthy. I’m grateful for our health, mobility, friendships, extended family and other family members, and so much more. I give thanks each evening before going to bed and again when I wake up. I’m grateful to be alive and able to spend another day on earth helping others. How about you?

When I focus on giving thanks my soul is happy. I’ve noticed that when I’m in a funk I can turn it around by reminding myself of the good things in my life. I give thanks! Eckhart Tolle, Spiritual teacher and author reminds us that, “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” This definitely works for me and hope it works for you too. Each one of you deserves the best of life and this week I hope your week brings you joy and happiness. I hope you have a week filled with love and many opportunities to give thanks for the good that you already have! I am thankful for you!

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