Thanksgiving and Gratitude

Lumina Dei Newsletter        November 2010

Dear Friends,


Thanksgiving and Gratitude, Being Grateful at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving and gratitude are words we use interchangeably as we begin the month of November.

For many of us thanksgiving reminds us of family visits and turkey dinners with loved ones. It is the beginning of the holiday season that takes us through to the end of the year to the New Year.

It is a time to focus on gratitude in our life and the people that we appreciate in our circle.

“Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.” Christiane Northrup

Jewel for Self Discovery

Gratitude is an important jewel for self discovery. Using gratitude as an intention transforms our thinking and therefore our reality. Seeing the glass as half full rather than half empty allows us to receive and to fill our cup to brim and reap the benefits of gratitude.

Thanksgiving and Gratitude, Being Grateful at Thanksgiving

What we focus on we create more of and expand. Through gratitude we naturally let go of limiting beliefs. We then open to new opportunities for growth and expansion on all levels. This shift in thinking is simple yet powerful as all jewels for self discovery and transformation demonstrate.

“Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.” Kahlil Gibran

Practice of Gratitude

Start your day with a practice of gratitude. Pay attention to your thoughts and consciously transform them with an attitude of gratitude. For example, go from “I’m too tired to get up this early,” to “I’m so grateful for the chance to start my day early.”

Thanksgiving and Gratitude, Being Grateful at Thanksgiving

Feel the internal shift that your practice of gratitude creates within you and keep going. Appreciate everything around you and notice the calmness and joy slowly rise up inside you.

Have gratitude for the clock that wakes you, the tea or coffee that warms you, and the sleepy faces of your loved ones that greet you. Or, “how wonderful it is to awaken to a quiet house.”

Be in gratitude for the birds chirping or the morning traffic outside. Everyone and everything in our life gives us the chance to acknowledge God within us and in them, experiencing oneness when we have a practice of gratitude. Then we can begin to live our true potential because we are not stuck in limiting beliefs and attitudes.

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all. Let everyday be a day of thanksgiving for we are all truly loved, blessed and guided by Source. Gratitude opens the doorway to the realization of that knowingness.

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