Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, one of my very favorite holidays. One of the more superficial reasons that I like Thanksgiving is, for the most part, it hasn’t been blown to smithereens by nauseating commercialization. Oh sure, we have to put up with the Black Friday (and now, Brown Thursday) ads and hype, but the holiday itself seems to retain most of its original intent.
I love that the focus is on good food, loved ones, and not only giving thanks but feeling appreciation for all that is in our lives. Yes, even the “bad” stuff! I have a lot to be thankful for, and as I’ve gotten older and hopefully wiser, I am learning to give thanks even when things go terribly wrong. For it is in those times I have gotten deeper spiritually and learned a lot about myself. Not to get all zen on you, but I’m feeling less resistant and am trying to just go with the flow of things instead of complaining, blaming, and creating drama. It is a big relief to just “be”.
While I will be gathering with family and friends tomorrow, sharing the repast of Thanksgiving, I will be feeling much gratitude for everything in my life. Especially the stuffing. 🙂
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you”, that would suffice. ~Meister Eckhart