Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday. I mean, a whole day dedicated to gratitude — what could be better than that? I know not everyone remembers that aspect of this holiday, choosing instead to focus on football and turkey. And don’t get me wrong, the holiday “trimmings” do play their part. But for me, it is always such a great opportunity to remember what all I am grateful for.
Today that gratitude begins with my family of choice, those friends who have been more than just friends, who have been such a deep support system that they’ve become family. My mom and I started celebrating Thanksgiving with friends of ours about 20 years ago. We’ve all moved around a lot during those 20 years, and managed to continue the holiday tradition in many different locations over the years, but now we find ourselves together again living within 40 miles of each other. I am truly grateful to be celebrating Thanksgiving “old school” this year, with this very important subset of my family of choice.
There are so many things I find myself grateful for today that I’ve put together an ABC’s of gratitude. Not only was it fun, but it encouraged me to explore my gratitude in a different way, enabling me to enjoy the surface and yet go a little deeper with it. Give it a try yourself and see how it goes. Namaste.
Autumn beauty Being peaceful, powerful, and playful Connection with Source Dancing and drumming Expanding consciousness Family and friends Grounded Having my mom and Bonnie & Clyde (her cats) nearby Intuitive insight Joyful noise Knowledge and understanding Love and laughter with my husband Morgan and Gryphon (my cats) Nature in all its glory Opportunities on the horizon Power animals Quiet time to just be Release of the past Shamanic journeying circle Trust in my inner wisdom Urban Dog Walkers Vision Women helping me to connect to my divine feminine eXcitement and passion for life Year of exploration Zeppelin in the sky (I want to take a ride!)