Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving’

On Being Thankful…

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Sometimes it is hard for us to remember that there is so much to be thankful for…in a world where there are economic, social, political and personal problems on a daily basis, many of which we cannot escape being thrown in our faces through media and social media….BUT…

Although it may be difficult at times to focus on the positive and wonderful parts of this world and our lives, Thanksgiving gives each one of us pause to reflect on the things for which we are thankful.

Here is my list of things that every one of us can be thankful – you can of course add your own details but there is no excuse to NOT be thankful for the following:

1. Breath

2. Love (self love and the love of others)

3. Health

4. Nature (sky, air, trees, flowers, animals, water, go crazy here but there is beauty everywhere)

5. Laughter (if you don’t have this in your life, or not enough, find it!)

6. Relationships (people, animals, memories)

Ok so I know this list is very broad in scope, but since I didn’t think anyone wanted to hear my personal details I thought this was a great way to get you to start filling in the blanks. There is not one person who cannot be thankful – whether they are ill or homeless or lost everything important…we are here for such a short time and if we do not make the most of each moment we are not truly living. It starts with appreciating breath and loving ourselves. If we have that we can make our lives beautiful.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! To my family, friends, clients, colleagues and acquaintances – you all inspire me to grow, achieve and to make my life better on a daily basis, and for that I thank you. To all of you, I wish you a beautiful holiday and beyond.

 

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Happy Thanksgiving to All

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Thanksgiving is more than my favorite holiday. It reminds me that I have so much to be thankful for, because in our busy lives it is easy to forget to be thankful all the time. Like me, I hope you take some time off this week to be with those who are important in your life.

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So this Thanksgiving, think of all those people in your life who enrich it, all the experiences and opportunities that make it beautiful, and the many blessings that you have every day. Thank you for being a part of my expression to the world through my writing – I appreciate all my readers because you give me a reason to write.

From my home to yours, I wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving. May it be filled with love, laughter, lots of good food and most of all, peace.

Rachel

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On Being Thankful…and Thanking You!

Monday, November 25th, 2013

We each  have so much to be thankful for…some more than others, but each one of us can list a few blessings – good health, loved ones, a roof over our heads, a job, food…at this time of year most people reflect on their lives and realize that there are definitely reasons to be thankful.images

Among my many blessings, I count the support of clients and colleagues, for without them I would not enjoy the bounty of my labor, nor the path it took to get there, and most importantly – the bonds of trust and friendship that are reaped in the process. Thank you to all of those who have chosen to work with me, who have placed their trust in me and enabled me to provide assistance and support to others. It is one of my biggest blessings to be able to make a difference in peoples’ lives, and for that I am humbled and grateful.

I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, spent with those you love. I hope that you take time to count your blessings and enjoy this crazy roller coaster we call life.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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So Much to be Thankful For

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It is not about presents, or stressing about how you are going to pay for them. It is not about getting to the store before it is really morning time, fighting for a space in a parking lot, or pushing past people to get the best deal first. It is about being with the ones you love, and being thankful for just that.

Food is always a part of family get togethers, and one of the reasons I love Thanksgiving is because of the food. Everyone in my family makes their special part of the meal. My mother makes the stuffing, and she is famous for her stuffing. I make the vegetables and sometimes desserts. It is a night filled with food, fun and laughter.

Although many of us think about it often, Thanksgiving makes each of us think of what we have to be thankful for. I have so much to be thankful for, and you likely have similar things to smile about…so this year make sure you show your appreciation for everything that makes your life bountiful.

Family. There is nothing more important than family. Growing up I think we have some sense of this, but not until we have families of our own do we truly realize the importance of family. Every parent knows that children grow so quickly – I think I have passed along to my own children how important family is. They look forward to this holiday too.

Friends. Friends help get us through the tough times and the good ones. They are our rocks. As we grow older we learn who truly matters and who does not. The friends you have surrounding you today say so much about you. Often you don’t have to thank your friends, because they understand the value of the relationship….but do it regardless.

Health. We all need to be thankful for our health, because without it where would we be? We need to realize that there are some things we cannot control, but we can control the decisions we make when it comes to our health. We can eat healthy the majority of the time, get plenty of exercise and rest, eliminate stress, take breaks from work. If you love yourself you will take care of yourself…if you haven’t been, Thanksgiving is a great time to make that pledge (please note that I am by no means implying that you shouldn’t enjoy your holiday dinner…I intend to do so).

Home. I am so thankful for my home. It is not very large and we often complain that we need more space, but it is ours. We have made so many memories there, raised our family. So many people do not have homes, and we have to keep in mind that we are so lucky that we do.

This time of year is the best time to donate to homeless programs in your area, and to other charities that provide shelter, food and clothing to the needy. I get the whole famly involved packing up items we do not use, as well as shopping for and donating food to local food banks. I know that although I cannot provide a home for many people who are struggling, I can at least make them feel a little bit closer to home.

Most importantly, Thanksgiving is a time for reflection – for not only thinking of that for which we are thankful, but for sharing our thanks with others. Don’t forget to tell those you love and care about just how much they mean to you.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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