Thanksgiving is just days away and it’s a wonderful American tradition that started right here in Massachusetts with the Pilgrims and Native Americans. Sometimes when things are difficult, we forget how much we already have. Years ago I worked with an incredible man that had developed Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) at the early age of forty one. Every week I would make a house call to support his wife and himself through this horrific ordeal. I thought I was there to help him, but it turned out to be quite the opposite……he was helping me. I watched him struggle to speak and eat. He loved his cup of coffee but struggled to sip it through a straw. He was incredibly brave and his wife so stoic, as she raised three young children and continued to do everything in her power to have her husband heal.
Find gratitude in the simplest things that you take for granted everyday. You can walk, talk, speak and hold your own coffee mug. You can hug those that you love. Enjoy the tiniest things in life, as it is truly a miracle to be here on earth. If life has you down right now because of some circumstances, take in a deep breath and exhale fully. Ancient mystics always used breathing techniques as a tool to higher consciousness. We all have the ability to choose how we deal with & perceive an experience. Be grateful for everything that you have drawn towards you……even if it is painful. The ability to feel is a gift.
George Weiss and Bob Thiele wrote in their classic song ” I see skies of blue and clouds of white, bright blessed days, dark sacred nights and I think to myself, what a wonderful world.” Take a moment & enjoy the famous Louie Armstrong. Happy Thanksgiving!!