A Celebration of Gratitude


The celebration of Thanksgiving reminds me of what is most important, most valued, and most meaningful. It is a time in our country when everyone seems to agree on the message.  Hearts soften, generosity is expressed, and many people demonstrate a kinder, more present, side of themselves. It is my favorite holiday for these reasons. 

Thanksgiving marks a time of repose in the year.  It offers an opportunity for us to come together and to share ~ to acknowledge Life's blessings with gratitude.  

This Thanksgiving, may your hearts be full

of gratitude and your lives, abundant and fulfilling. 

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.

It turns what we have into enough, and more.

It turns denial into acceptance,

chaos to order,

confusion to clarity.

It can turn a meal into a feast,

a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.

Gratitude makes sense of our past,

brings peace for today,

and creates a vision for tomorrow."

                                    ~ Melody Beattie