On this Eve of the Giving of Thanks, I wanted to take a few minutes and share my thoughts.
The Thanksgiving holiday is one predominantly celebrated by Americans, and Canadians. I hear it's celebrated in other countries as well. I've read conflicting accounts of how exactly this Turkey Day celebration came to be. History always has a habit of not only repeating itself, but rewriting itself. If you ask me, there's actually a Goddess up there somewhere named "Hystery". Or maybe she's a Muse...
But I digress. While Thanksgiving to us Americans means lots of turkey, corn, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, family gatherings, parades and FOOTBALL - it also provides one day a year for us to express our "Thanks" for all that we have.
HUH?? One day a year?? Well that's just wrong. What about the other 364 days in the year that we live our lives, receiving blessings and bounty from up above and from the earth?
No matter the spiritual path you follow, I challenge each and every one of you to set aside a few moments during each day to express thanks for what you have, as well as the blessings and bounties you will receive. Even during the most difficult times in our lives, I believe it's important to reflect upon what we have to be thankful for. Focusing on the good helps to ground and center us so we can weather any storm.
On this day of Thanks, from our household to yours, we wish you lots of abundance and joy and all the pumpkin pie you can eat!
In Her Service,