“Thanksgiving,” what a lovely word.
It is so associated with the kickoff celebration to the holiday season in the month of November that the word is rarely used in other months. I find that fascinating.
To most Americans, the word ‘Thanksgiving’ conjures up visions of roasted turkey stuffed with savory dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberries and green beans, pumpkin, pecan and apple pies, among other delicious items. Families and friends sit around the table laden with the Thanksgiving feast and perhaps share a thing or two they are each thankful for. It is a lovely holiday in celebration of the bountiful lives with which we have been gifted. The abundance of food, family, friends our lives are enriched with deserve this day of acknowledgement and gratitude.
Giving thanks is becoming a very popular daily practice.
And while the Thanksgiving Day celebration is the epitome of our collective expression of thanks, our most enduring relationships are without question the result of cumulative sincere thankful thoughts for those near and dear to us. Starting each day expressing gratitude for our loved ones, for the roof over our head, the food on the table, the clothes, automobiles, or chosen mode of transportation, for all the people and things that make our lives so rich, attracts more of these things to us.
With that in mind, I extend the sincerest thank you to each and every person who takes the time to read my monthly blogs and articles. I pray that the love I share may spark something within you that may lead to deepening your own love of life and a continual awakening to the endless miraculous gifts of goodness we all have access to every living moment. Every moment presents all of us with an opportunity to celebrate ‘thanks-giving.’