Thanksgiving is about more than turkey and pumpkin pie. It’s something we should practice regularly.
As we approach this season of traditional thanks-giving, my mind turns naturally to the act of expressing gratitude. The act of looking for something for which to be grateful is a valuable life skill that can hold all of us in good stead.
Most of my life lessons have been learned from my hospice experiences. Learning to be grateful for the simple pleasures is one life skill that is invaluable. It is attention to¬†and cultivating an awareness of those experiences that create a feeling of connection which form the foundation for gratitude.
I have heard it said that enlightened people express gratitude for the things others simply take for granted. When you experience and express gratitude, your quality of life will be enhanced. Consider for a moment all those people, places, and things for which you are grateful. Connect with that feeling and express your gratitude. It is healing.