The sun sets on another Thanksgiving. It will go down as the strangest ever. Someone else planned the menu, shopped for the groceries, cooked them up in a pan and served them at 3 p.m. sharp.
What made it strange and wonderfuI is that I did not lift a finger. Confirms my original suspicion that men are better cooks than women (when they want to be). Most of my cooks today were of the male gender and when they began to clean up the mess in the kitchen, I almost went into cardiac arrest.
Of all the lessons I’ve learned in life up till now, the most useful is that the practice of offering Thanksgiving shifts your energy instantly to a better place. This practice alone will shift your energy from where you are to where you want to be. There is nothing more powerful, or more effective at bringing happiness into our world, than to start by being thankful for where we are right now. Often, even dire circumstances carry a silver lining.
As we enter into this beautiful holiday season let’s remember to practice gratitude every day, not just on Thanksgiving. Let gratitude be the first thing on your mind when you wake in the morning, and the last thought you have as you drift off to sleep each night.