Thanksgiving and Gratitude
As we exit the month of “things that go bump in the night”, we enter the month of Thanksgiving; the month of giving thanks to all who have given so much to us.
What I’d like to focus on, what we should focus on though is the emotion where our thankfulness comes from. Thankfulness in itself is just an act; the act in itself is easy and automatically follows from a feeling, an emotion. That emotion, that source, is gratitude. November is the month I’d like to focus on gratitude.
For more of my thoughts on gratitude follow this link HERE.
Every Sunday in November I will be posting another element in our lives that we should be grateful for. These are simple things that every one of us has (hopefully). Things we often take for granted. Maybe even things we barely notice in the hustle and bustle of life.
For this post I’d like to remind us that we should be grateful for Sunshine and nature. How often during our busy lives do we take the time to pause and go outside for fresh air? My guess, is not enough. Let the sunshine fall upon our faces. Take it all in. Take off our shoes and let our bare feet tread upon the grass. And if we are feeling particularly joyous, roll in the grass. These are wonderful sensations we take for granted. Lets take some time to do that this week/month. Our gratitude for these things fuels our appreciation for them ….. which in turn makes us even more grateful.