On this day before Thanksgiving I am so grateful that I decided to write my newsletter on Wednesdays because I LOVE Thanksgiving Day, and writing about things helps me to know them better.
But this year I am struggling with what to write. As I pause and ponder the joy of seeing family and eating great food tomorrow, I am immensely grateful for the bounties of my life–family, friends, work, pumpkin and apple pie, jeans that fit, warm jackets, and those of you who read Over the Hump.
I still do not have anything profound to share. Then I realize that my struggle has to do with wanting to write something profound, something different than all the other people writing about gratitude and celebration.
I take a deep breath and know that all I have is my truth–and whether you think that profound or useful is up to you. It is profound and useful to me because it is my truth, and giving myself permission to know that, and express it, is a great gift to myself. I hope it’s also a useful gift for others if in some way it gives them permission to do the same.
So in these days of Thanksgiving, how about taking a few minutes to know yourself more deeply and give thanks for the joy and wonder of YOU. Take a few deep breaths, or walk outside, or stare at the sky, and give yourself the joy of reflection and knowing the magnificent being that you are.
Then finish your stuffing or pie!
What does that feel like? Please let us know by commenting below or sending me an email!
Happy THANKSgiving! I am so grateful for all of you.