Thursday, November 24, 2011

Songs of Thankfulness

Stand up, on this Thanksgiving Day, stand upon your feet.  Believe in man.  Soberly and with clear eyes, believe in your own time and place.  There is not, and there never has been a better time, or a better place to live in.  ~Phillips Brooks

All that we behold is full of blessings.  ~William Wordsworth

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.  ~William Arthur Ward

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the United States. For all of you who don't like in the U.S. and/or aren't celebrating the actual holiday of Thanksgiving, a few things: first of all, turkey isn't that good anyways, so you aren't missing much (ok...maybe this is just my opinion!) and secondly, you can still express gratitude today! You can jump on in and join in the fun!

I love the last quote that I posted here about expressing gratitude. I challenge each and every one of you reading this to find a way (or multiple ways) to express your gratitude today. Sing the song of thankfulness to those around you, no matter how big or small it is. 

Here are a few of the things I'm thankful for this year:
  • My family- Through thick and thin, we are here and standing together. 
  • The trips I've gotten to take and the new cultures I've experienced
  • My friends- the love, laughter, support, fun, and encouragement I have and get from them is so important and healthy in my life
  • A body that can engage in physical activity
  • MY JOB. I love it. 
  • My clients- I learn so much from them, and appreciate that they are trusting me to come along on their journey
  • My blogger friends- Thanks for all you share on your own blogs, as well as commenting and sharing on mine!
  • The "little" things that aren't so little- fresh water, a way to easily buy and refrigerate food, heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer, a place to sleep every night, money to pay for my utilities, etc... These are things we take for granted every day, but we really shouldn't... 
  • Access to resources to help me grow as a counselor 
  • The "fun" things in life: high heels, nail polish, fun music, TV shows - all very good:)

Now it's your turn:
What are you feeling thankful for on this day of thanksgiving? 

1 comment:

  1. I love that you included the small, yet oh so important things in what you're thankful for. So easy to overlook, but some of our biggest blessings!