In the United States, it’s become hip to refer to tomorrow as “T-day”, short for either Thanksgiving or Turkey-day, but I still like to use the old-fashioned “lengthy” version. That way, I am reminded of the “reason for the season” – to give thanks.
I try to make gratitude a part of every day. Before going to sleep, I recite all the wonderful examples of abundance and friendship that I have experienced throughout the day, and then give thanks for those blessings. As a final action, I envision all the amazing events and people that I expect to encounter the next day and then close my eyes in gratitude and expectation. That way I always enter sleep with a smile on my face.
So, I want to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to you; to the hundreds and hundreds of people who attend my trainings and read my blog posts and e-newsletters. I feel very fortunate to have stumbled into the career I have, and am very aware that without you, none of this part of my life would exist.
I am reminded of something that Meister Eckhart once proclaimed:
If the only prayer you ever prayed was “thank you”, that would be enough.
Happy Thanksgiving – and thank you. I hope it’s enough.