Thanksgiving Is A Lifestyle ~
‘When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.’
~ Chinese Proverb
‘Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.’
~ William Arthur Ward
‘You say grace before meals. ?All right. ?But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.’
~ G.K. Chesterton
‘Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. ?It’s a way to live.’
~ Source Unknown
‘Praise the bridge that carried you over.’
~ George Colman
And so with these thoughts on thanksgiving, I wish each and everyone a joyous day of new beginnings. To begin this day sanctioned as Thanksgiving Day, to choose to live a life of giving thanks daily, by having ?eyes that are centered and focused on what we have to be thankful for. Let’s try this for this ongoing year. Spend a couple of dollars on tools to help you do the ‘accounting’. A pocket sized notebook and a pen or a pencil, and every day, find one thing to be thankful for and write it down. Remember to date it. Just one thing. If you have more, by all means, write it down. Tuck this little book somewhere close by within reach. And then, once we run out of room in this little notebook, well….surely we will find that we can afford another. And including the contrasts that make what to be thankful for ‘stand out’, as is?referred?to in George Colman’s quote.
Here’s to making a lifestyle grounded in giving thanks, and letting go of a lifestyle of moaning about what we don’t have now or yet.
I created this card for all. I took this photo of this lovely tree just weeks before letting go of living in Kansas City. A year has passed and now, I am finding new eyes to see life and I share my Joy with you ~
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!
From my Heart to yours ~ I am thankful for you!
Many Blessings InLove and gratitude,
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