Thanksgiving provides the perfect time to reflect and acknowledge the many blessings in our lives so we can continue to manifest more of them. Why not reserve more than one day a year to recognize what is important to you? Stop right now and make a date with yourself 4 times a year to reflect on the blessings in your life. Schedule a date for yourself in your Blackberry, Outlook, I-Phone, paper calendar (yes, people still use the good old standby paper method) or what ever system you use and give yourself 5 minutes 4 times a year to take stock of what’s important to you. Heck, go ahead, challenge yourself to do it more than 4 times a year! Or what if instead of keeping it to yourself, you TOLD people that you were grateful for them, or something they did right when they did it? What difference would it make in you, your family, friends, employees, and co-workers, gosh what might be different with each person you touch?
Who are you blessed to have in your life? What are you grateful for? Take 5 minutes and make your list, then go tell a few people that you enjoy having them in your life. Spread some positive energy through your part of the world and together we can make a positive ripple effect that can reach beyond our dreams!
Here are a few things on my gratitude list, and yes, I just spread some of that positive energy around too!
I am filled with gratitude for:
Each of you reading this right now, for you too have touched my life.
To the many people who have trusted in me and who have allowed the horses to be a guide in transforming your life.
My wonderful parents who are healthy and can still work circles around me and people half my age!
Jim, my loving, supportive and wonderful husband who grounds me when I need it, gives me wings when I need to fly and is always there for me unconditionally.
Jenny, who is carrying our next grandchild and her fun loving husband Dave.
Terri, Lauren and Josh! Thank you for coming back into my life.
The men & women serving our country who give unselfishly of themselves.
To each of you that support me during all the ups & downs of life, you know who you are and I am blessed by your presence.
My family, friends, associates, clients, and neighbors for all the gifts you provide me in so many ways.
Mary, my friend and partner, thank god we found our stride together! We do GREAT work together and I know we have many wonderful things to do!
Waking up this morning, to see, hear and touch the beauty around me.
The ability to walk to the barn, smell the crisp morning air, feel nuzzle of my horse on my face; hear the birds call to me, the ability to lift a bale of hay to feed the horses, and to watch them run through the pasture.
The stillness, silence, and peace of the land we shepherd.
Our wonderful golden treasures that add so much love & joy to our lives.
The great horned owl in the woods, the resident hawk, the deer, the migrating birds, the geese that always remind me of hope, and the many other creatures that allow us to share their space with them.
The abundance that is in my life and continues to show up.
When we are positive, we radiate positive energy to others and we can create unique a ripple effect. Imagine the possibilities!
Bill Keane, Family Circus 11/17/08 wrote "Your day goes the way the corners of your mouth turn. So smile." and spread the positive energy around.
With gratitude, thanks, and blessings for being part of my life!
Have a Safe and Wonder-filled Thanksgiving!
Sue E. Thomas
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