Giving Thanks

Categories: Blog Dec 02, 2019

As I’m writing this, it’s Thanksgiving morning. I’m not sure when you’ll actually read this but it doesn’t really matter as every day should be a day of Thanksgiving. If we are here, we are in the miraculous called life. And that, in and of itself is something to be thankful for. 


Anyway, unfortunately, this American holiday has to remind me or spark me to ponder on the things I am grateful for. On the other side of that coin, fortunately, this holiday reminds me to ponder on all the things I am grateful for! It’s not that I go around from day to day being ungrateful, I’m grateful for a lot of things quite regularly, but this day invites me to explore the depth of my gratitude, from the granular seemingly insignificant things to the awe things in my life. As the years move on, I’m finding this day to be more and more special as it can really spark a person to take a pause from being in life to reflect and see life. 


To see, to know, the gifts we’ve been given is a wondrous thing. Even through times of stress and even through times of disaster, life is still wonderful. That is, life is full of wonder, and if we are here, we are a part of that wonder. 


We have so much to be thankful for and it is good to press pause once in a while and rediscover this. Gratitude is a reset. It nourishes our souls, it nourishes our bodies. Gratitude, whether it puts a physical smile on your face or not, puts a smile in your heart. Having a smile in your hear makes EVERYTHING in life better. A grateful heart is a joyful heart. A joyful heart is a life well lived because it’s a life well enjoyed. 


I know it’s not Thanksgiving for you. You may not even celebrate this holiday in your country, but I hope today you have a wonderful day, a day full of wonder. I hope you can press pause on your life and reflect on the gifts of your life, with a smile in your heart and maybe even a smile on your face. 


Gratitude is like the breath of life for your soul. Breathe well, my friends. It makes everything better. 


Comments (1)

  1. andrew hutchinson:
    Dec 23, 2019 at 09:19 PM

    not much you can say to that other than "a breath of life for the soul" :)


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