Thursday, November 26, 2009
There Is No Day Like Today
**Fixed my Twitter link on the right of my blog. It should work now!
**Read this before you eat: GO VEGAN THIS THANKSGIVING
Today is considered a day of thanks, but I reserve each day of my life as my own personal "Thanksgiving" because of how richly I have been blessed. Even my shortcomings, failures, and “curses” are looked upon fondly because of the opportunities they have provided for personal growth and expansion. I could write a list longer than anyone, even my devoted followers and supporters, would be willing to read, so I will just name a few like I do each morning when I wake and each evening before rest.
Today, I am thankful for:
-My incredible, devoted, unconditional support system, including Shorter!
-The finances to have health insurance, medications, organic/vegan food, a working automobile, and an undergrad and a grad level education, including books, laptops, and all of those expensive supplies.
-AND, I am thankful for all of ME! Often, we leave this one out, don’t we? I am thankful for my intelligence, strength, wisdom, empathetic nature, kindness, compassion, resilience, and health!
I have mentioned this before, but let me stress it on a day when more people are in the mindset to be grateful. GRATITUDE IS MY BIG SECRET. It is what keeps me positive, hopeful, happy, resilient, etc… When you are focusing on the positive in your life, there is no time to focus on the negative. Unfortunately, because of years of learned behavior focusing on the negative, it may take just as long to relearn how to view the world in a positive, grateful light, but there is nothing more worth it. I promise. Fake it ‘til you make it! In this case, practice makes perfect, and there is no day like today, Thanksgiving, to start.
GO FORTH AND BE THANKFUL!
P.S. My birthday is tomorrow. Big 25!