Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! This is one of my favorite days of the year as people come together with their loved ones to share what they are thankful for and give voice to gratitude. One of the most powerful ways to shift your life in a positive way is by focusing on gratitude and what is going right in your life. There are millions of blessings each day that are often taken for granted and when you take the time to focus on these you can see the beauty. The second biggest step to transforming your life in a positive way is SHARING this gratitude with the people you care about. The more you talk about the wonderful blessings in your life or the circumstances you are grateful for, the more you will notice all the wonderful things happening around you. Think about it, do you really feel better after venting all afternoon to a friend or are you still thinking about that same negative situation? Sure it can be helpful to talk it out but making eighty percent or more of the conversation positive and focused one gratitude and the good that is to come is what will uplift your spirit. Next time you need to vent, go ahead and let it out but for every minute you spend in that frustrated place, spend five minutes talking about what is going right, what you are grateful for, or how you can imagine this working out for the best. This is how you shift your life! It's up to you! As for today, while you are sitting around with loved ones and delicious food, start the gratitude conversation. Hold any naysayers accountable because everyone has blessings in their life. And when it comes to your turn, dig deep. Go beyond the food and love shared in this moment and tell those people you love something that you are deeply grateful for about each one of them AND about yourself. Let's spread love this holiday season. What are you grateful for today? How can you express that to the ones you love? And what are you grateful for about your you-uniquely beautiful self? May your day be blessed with an abundance of love and gratitude. May you share your gratitude with the ones you love and shine that light from your heart! Have a beautiful Crazy Turkey Day and a blessed Thanksgiving!
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.