Holiday Madness

ENOUGH . . . is a feast.

Nothing encapsulates the meaning of Thanksgiving more than this Buddhist proverb. When we realize gratitude isn’t turkey or a holiday but a way of being, we are already blessed.

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Not every Thanksgiving finds us spilling over with gratitude. Times of loss, of grief, of illness all color our gratitude scale. At times, we might even feel as carved out as the bird on the table, yet there are always blessings to be found, often in abundance. And that gratitude is what we share with others.

It’s easy to be thankful when life goes our way but when bad things happen, it’s a lot tougher to see the silver lining. When we look around or even back, we find moments of peace, joy, laughter and love. Sometimes, pictures help jog our memory so I thought I’d use a few to express some pictorial gratitude of my own this Thanksgiving.

Expect nothing. Appreciate everything.
Even during a soul-traumatizing pandemic, the ‘helpers’ showed what it is to be life affirming. Hopefully we will not ever forget to be grateful but to also . . . pay it forward.
The secret to having it all, is feeling you already do.

Life is full of surprises.

Let the great ones take your breath away.

Be grateful for every moment with those you love. Life is fragile — and gone too soon.
The more grateful you are, the more present you become.
Be thankful for your struggles for without them you wouldn’t have found your strengths.
If the only prayer you ever say is ‘thank you’ – that will suffice.

A grandchild . . . with their own child.

Who can not be grateful for living to see generations continue.

Gratitude paints little smiley faces on everything it touches.  Richelle Goodrich
Be less in grief that love is no more — than in thankfulness that it was.

Until further notice . . .

Celebrate everything!

"It's not just happy people who are thankful. It's thankful people who are happy."

I'm grateful every day for my children, grandchildren, (my first GREAT grandchild!), the man whose memory of love will last forever and for my abundance of wonderful friends. And for those who've followed my blog these past years, thank you!

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