Nov. 24th is Thanksgiving Day. In America, most folks gather and ‘give thanks’ in one form or another. What would it be like if every day was treated like it was ‘Thanksgiving Day’? What if everyone gave ‘thanks’, not only for specific things BUT FOR THE WHOLE? What would life on planet earth be like?
I’d love to put up the ‘Miami International Book Fair’ blog this week, but I think spending time to look at the nature of ‘thanksgiving’ is more important. Imagine giving thanks JUST FOR THE OPPORTUNITY THAT YOU ARE; wow! You are marvelously made and destined to win at whatever you set your mind to … what if you took time to give ‘thanks’ just for the opportunity this offers you?
Only when you appreciate the whole, can you laugh and joyfully play at business … with family … friends and neighbors … at making money … and most important … at helping others to help themselves experience their ‘marvelous wholeness’.
Accepting that you are marvelously made is a gracious gift that you give to YOU; You can only truly give it to others as a gracious gift when you’ve accepted it as true about you – you can only give away what you have. You cannot help others to realize this about themselves if you do not realize it about you.
When you give with no thought of giving … then the giving is gracious. Imagine giving in ways that always feel natural. Then, you feel the presence of the incredible Force of Compensation all around you; everything beautiful flows easily to you, and you have even more to gratefully share with others. When you reach this summit of gratitude, your entire energy is one of ‘thanksgiving’, and every day is ‘Thanksgiving Day’ for you.
When you feel grateful for the whole, you feel grateful just for existing; then gratitude flows through your calm silence, through your joyous gestures, and through every possibility that shows up with your daily action.
‘Thanksgiving Day’ is a great day to feel grateful for all the small things that make your life work so incredibly easy (such as breathing). It’s also a great day to express gratitude for all of the big things that lift your spirit and have you soaring.
Student: Why do so many good things happen to me?
Teacher: Because your ‘attitude of gratitude’ permeates everything you think, say and do … gratitude and the Force of Compensation work hand in hand.
Nick (the Mind Adventure Art Director and Artist who illustrates my blogs) and I are very grateful for our blog community. We love how all of us come together weekly in sweet communication. We love the many wonderful life-lessons we learn together. Nick and I want to say “THANK YOU”. So here it is…….
Will you please post a comment and share something about the whole that makes you feel grateful?