November = Thanks, to me. Ok depending how you read that it may appear that I am thanking myself. Not my intent, but c'mon as Moms it does feel good to get that "thank you" shout out from our family, am I right? I am blessed that my kids and husband do say "Thanks for making dinner". I tend to think that is because I don't really "cook" and they ARE very grateful when there is a meal ready for them and more importantly they want to ensure another meal is on it's way tomorrow.
Now to the point of my post....Giving thanks comes in so many forms and it's something that doesn't take a great deal to partake in. To me the core of giving thanks is acknowledging whatever I consider to be a gift in my life. That may come in the form of prayer, meditation or directly to someone in my life.
Each morning I recite this qoute that I have on my dresser mirror:
"You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. You will have set in motion the ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more you will be given"! by Sarah Ban Breathnach..Simple Abundance
It allows me time to take pause and recognize all I truly have. And my inventory of blessings at no time involves materialistic extras. Ok I am very grateful for my electric blanket, but I keep it all in perspective.
The gratefullness in my heart creates kindness in my world, and that is something I want to share with others in the hopes that they will join me.