I know everyone is focused on gratitude, in addition to the food of course but I’d like to throw something out there for you to think about..
Being grateful for what you have in your life is wonderful, but it bypasses someone very important–you.
Don’t miss this opportunity to acknowledge your own awesomeness. And if you’re not feeling very awesome, find one thing about yourself that you know is great and let yourself swim in appreciation of that.
Bask in your own amazingness.
Stop looking at the road still yet to travel and turn the hell around so you can see how far you’ve come.
Whether it’s going great or it sucks, it took a lot to get to this point and you did it. No matter where you are in this monment, you traveled a great distance to get here. You deserve to be acknowledged for it.
Breathe that in for a moment.
And if you are an entrepreneur then you should throw yourself a party because that, my love is pure bravery. If you’re a parent, then you’re doing one of the most difficult and important jobs on the planet. How can you not applaud yourself for that? If you’re raising kids and an entrepreneur then I am in total and complete awe of you, and you should feel pretty great about yourself because you are in the Superhero category. And iwhatever role you’re in it’s time to know that YOU ARE AMAZING.
The more appreciation and love you can give to yourself the more available you are for life, for others, for the fulfillment of your purpose.
Love After Love
by Derek Walcott
The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was yourself.
Give wine. Give bread.
Give back your heart to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.
This Thanksgiving I invite you to start the journey of giving your heart back to itself.
Because we are the ones we’ve been waiting for.