Hi everyone! Here in the US we’re celebrating our Thanksgiving national holiday. Thanksgiving has always been one of my very favorite days – and even though I’m one who lives in gratitude and thankfulness, the overall vibration of the world always seems to be so much more loving on this day.
Of course, it makes me ponder why so many people only think of gratitude and thankfulness when they’re reminded of it (e.g. Thanksgiving or other holidays). 🙂 But, today, I just wanted to throw out a public message to you, my beloved readers and friends.
While I can spout out the usual things I’m thankful for (and which I honestly do NOT take for granted) such as a roof over my head, reliable transportation, more food than most, etc… today, I would like to put forth a couple of different things I’m thankful for!
I’m thankful that 5 years ago I was unable to find any more work in my area of New Hampshire. It was difficult to feel thankful about that at the time, but today, and at this very moment, I am sitting in 70-degrees, with a lovely breeze coming through the windows of a small place John and I are renting in Florida for the winter. If I had found regular 9-5 work again where I live in northern NH, I would be shovelling my driveway today since a storm came through yesterday. I do love parts of winter – but after all that time in Antarctica, I’ve had my share, and my fill of winter.
So, I am thankful that I now have a CHOICE of where to live at one time of the year or another.
Also, had I not been forced to find an alternative way to make a living (my choice is to work online), I would not be saying how thankful I am for the internet. It has brought me together with friends old and new all over the world!
I am thankful for the gorgeous little park that is literally around the corner, with a 1/2 mile walking/jogging path around a lovely little pond with leaping fish, and beautiful birds. We went for a walk there this morning, and it was stunning!
I am thankful for our Florida landlords who happened upon our original ad seeking winter quarters here in FL. I am thankful for their willingness to work for us and for their trust. We do not take that lightly!
I am thankful for my buddy Martin, my accountability partner, who cracks the whip when I feel like doing anything other than writing! His encouragement and example are inspiring! He is putting his money where his mouth is as he, too, builds his internet business, and I am extremely impressed by his level of commitment and – most importantly – his follow through (just for one example, here’s his Drag Racing Videos site. Tell me this guy isn’t inspired!)
I am thankful for my family – especially that my Dad, who had a stroke back in May is back at home, independent, and driving again.
I am thankful for the works of teachers such as Joseph Murphy, Ernest Holmes, Jesus, Paramahansa Yogananda, Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, Wayne Dyer, Anita Moorjani, and countless others who brighten my days with wisdom and enlightenment, and who encourage me in every way.
I am thankful for Brenda, our realtor up in NH who has ideas like no one I’ve ever seen in her untiring passion for marketing real estate.
And finally, on this special day of Thanksgiving, I am thankful for John – truly the world’s best husband and friend. I honestly couldn’t ask for anyone better in my life! And, he also supports and encourages me in my work – and I in his, where he is working to build his own blog at Buying and Selling to Make Money I am so very blessed to have his love!
And, I am grateful and thankful to readers who take the time to visit my blog and read what I have to say. Thanks to each and every one of you!
Lots of love,