Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Gratitude - Happy Thanksgiving

What Are You Grateful For?
(Portions borrowed from Threads of Intention)

It seems like we are skipping over Thanksgiving a bit this year with all the ads for Christmas already. I'd like to take a moment to focus on Thanksgiving and gratitude. Gratitude is one of the most powerful catalysts to a joyful life! It is important to take the time to reflect on the wonderful things that are present in your life.

I invite you to pause for a moment...yes, right now and just think about something you are grateful for. Go ahead, take a moment.... it's Thanksgiving! I'll wait.

Notice how you feel when you focus on something you are grateful for. Bring your attention to your heart and recognize the feeling of love and joy that fills your heart. Doesn't it feel GREAT! Savor that feeling and know that you have the ability to take yourself there any time you choose!

I am grateful for many things, but I'll list here that I am grateful that I sometimes get to spend time by the Gulf of Mexico! Scroll down to the next post for 1 minute of waves for you to enjoy or meditate to...... make sure your sound is on!

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To continue reading the next post, It's a Wonderful Life, click here.....

Have a happy Thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...

Reminds me of your quote in sept 08 -- the only thing we are ever dealing with is a thought and that thought can be changed -- how true that a thought of gratitude does just that. Everything seems to get simply reduced to a thought and then it's what our mind does with it - like you said a powerful catalyst

Anonymous said...

P.Lo, I think your blog is great and love reading it....I am grateful for You. xoxo

Penelope said...

Thank you for your comment(s) and my new nick name! P.Lo - love it! Very cute!

Penelope said...

I love the connection you made between choosing our thoughts and choosing gratitude. You are right it is a choice. We always get to choose what we want to think about! That doesn't necessarily mean we should only wear rose colored glasses if we have challenging things to deal with in our lives - but can always choose to be grateful for the good we do have. My experience is that it then increases! Hopefully for you too!

I am grateful for readers like you, since Sept. 08! Thank you!