My harvest has been a little sparse lately, so I’m choosing to plant more seeds of gratitude for Thanksgiving. In past years, I’ve participated in various gratitude challenges and processes during the fall season. How about you? Will you join me in growing more gratitude to open your heart?
Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday for the sharing of food, family, friends and time together. The gifts of food and presence are tremendous gifts we can offer to those people who live in our hearts. Maybe we don’t spend as much time with them as we’d like to during the year. Some of us are separated by geography, others by our busy lives.
Thanksgiving can be a time to slow down, remember and count our blessings.
The years I’ve most enjoyed have been the ones where we made time to simply be together, or spend time in rituals of gratitude and connection. These rituals help open our minds and hearts, feel oneness, and return to our natural state of union with God and life.
This video always opens my heart and inspire me to gratitude. It is masterfully photographed by Louis Schwartzberg and narrated by Brother David Steindl-Rast, filled with beautiful reminders to appreciate life in the here and now. I’ve featured it before, including on my inspiration page, but if you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend watching this video!
Here’s another heartfelt post about gratitude and the art of life. I hope it inspires you to live more fully, appreciating all the blessings already in your life.
In closing, I want to say thanks again to all my friends and readers. You truly make a difference in my life. Some days, you keep me anchored in gratitude or at least connected enough to not fall into the cave of despair. Thank you!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!