Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Today is Thanksgiving; a day when many of us in the United States take time to remember our family, friends and loved ones. We travel near and far to be with them and often take part in family traditions that have been passed along in some form from generation to generation. We show our gratitude in a variety of ways to everyone and freely give thanks to the forefathers of this country for being so open-minded and unabashedly basing the freedoms we have had up until now on spiritual principals.
For many people, today is one of sorrow and frustration. There are many people who have recently lost loved ones and many more who are going through tumultuous times. Illnesses, financial hardships and violence in neighborhoods and many parts of the world make it easy to think there is nothing to be thankful for. It is up to each one of us to look past what is missing and focus ourselves. This is not intended to sound arrogant, but to have you imbibing on the sweetness that self-appreciation and awareness of what you mean to others. Your importance on this planet is vital.
Today, I am thankful for the numerous people who have touched my heart in some way. I am thankful that a Higher Power thought enough of me to give me a gift that at times is an immense burden. It is also an immense blessing because somewhere the strength to keep doing the heavy lifting is always found. My heart goes out to all of you who are in need of it being healed on any level. On this Thanksgiving, I honor the people who have shaped my life through any and all means possible.
May all of you be filled with the deepest love, the most omnipotent feeling of peace, power and protection.