Thanks and Gratitude
As we all celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada or look forward to Thanksgiving in the U.S. I wanted to acknowledge the many things in my life with honor, thanks and gratitude:
Thank-You for my Beautiful Daughter and Family:
Even though we don’t all always agree for short or even too long of periods at times, I do remember and recognize whether we have agreed or not that there are some very good moments I will always cherish and appreciate. Everything in our lives happens for a reason, some of our family members are meant to love us, challenge us and/or help us to grow. There is a specific purpose for their placement in our lives whether we want to acknowledge it or resist it will determine what we are blessed to learn. I have spent time resisting (and by that I mean being emotionally stubborn) only to discover that once I let things be as they are (give up the fight to be right, whether I was right or not) it became significantly easier on my heart and spirit.
Thank-You for my Good Health:
I have the physical capabilities to take on any task or challenge that I wish to like participating in sports or parking my car at the furthest area of a parking lot because I am more than capable to walk the distance to the door without getting tired, having trouble breathing or experiencing pain. I do not have any visual impairments or neurological delays that could inhibit me in any way. Even though we see our abilities as being a part of our everyday lives it’s important to acknowledge and appreciate that things could be much different and much more challenging and honor those that power through them with true determination and courage.
Thank-You for my Irreplaceable Friends:
Friendship is one relationship that transcends barriers on so many levels, I think especially so for women, because our most meaningful connections are preferred to be at a very deep level and we are innately more tuned to that desire. I have a select few of friends that are easily the most invaluable because like family, they can also love, challenge and help us to grow but from a different perspective. Unlike family that are born or married within the lineage, friends are drawn to each other because of similarities in our faith, hopes and desires in life.
Thanks You for my Opportunities:
I have had so many great opportunities so far and I know that there are many more to come. Opportunities haven’t always come in the form I have expected but luckily I’ve had fantastic signs and in the last 10 years I’ve been blessed to learn how to recognize them for what they are. It wasn’t always easy for me to recognize even the most obvious sign but once I tuned into my inner spirit (my gut instinct) and starting listening and allowing it to guide me the signs became more abundant and easier to read.
I have had a lot of changes through the last 15 years, some have been difficult, some have been easy, but all have been necessary. Regardless of whether they were desired or not I am thankful that they came at all and recognize that in the bigger picture they serve a purpose. Even if I don’t see or understand what that purpose may be in the now, I have faith that eventually the wisdom will come whether it is through my Family, my Health, my Friends, or my Opportunities.