My guess is that this week you will be receiving an endless number of notices in your emails, FB, and so on, about giving thanks. Most you will simply delete or bypass because there is so much else to do. Taking time to read them can be too distracting from your packed schedule. I understand completely.

The objective, really, is simply to encourage you to take the time, to sit, walk, or even lay in bed, while you slowly go over the life you have created, the blessings and miracles that have shown up so unexpectedly, and the people who have been sent into your life just as you needed them.

Looking back on the fact that “coincidences” don’t exist makes this process so much more fun.  Coincidences, for me, are really “God winking” as the saying goes. A reminder that we are not alone. When we step out in clarity, when we know exactly where we want to go or what we want to achieve, amazingly things seem to flow. There’s a sale on something you need, someone with the skill set you’re looking for comes into awareness, or that long lost friend you were thinking of happens to call. I love it. When those things happen in my life, I smile and feel so comforted knowing that Someone is there.

This year, after what has been one wild ride, take the time to think of all the blessings you have received, all the gifts you had taken for granted, and all the friendships that still exist even after months and months of separation and neglect. Now is the time to think of family, history, and the world you have created. It’s also the time to give thanks for the you that you have chosen to become. You could have grown bitter, resentful, enraged, filled with illusions of victimization and neglect. You also could have seen that no matter what, you thrived; you came along in ways you had forgotten or never learned about.

Thanksgiving now, is for the gift of the person you have chosen to become, not perfect, just perfectly human, yet also highly spiritual and aware of this long journey and the variety of people you were blessed with and grew with.

Yes, give thanks, for all your worldly possessions but also for the many gifts of humanity you have run into and that have been placed in your path, and whose path you have blended with to actually see the others as they walked this world with you, following their dreams as well.

During this special time, know you are loved, you are cherished, and you are wanted. Every little piece of you that you have lovingly taken with you to share the glory of all this love around you. That is the greatest cause for thanksgiving ever!

Dorothy

About Dorothy

Dr. Dorothy’s life story of coming from an orphanage, being raised in the housing projects of South Boston, becoming a Catholic nun, an international airline stewardess, a wife, mother, graduate faculty member, Clinical Instructor at a Medical School, and so much more provides the perfect backdrop for her message of joy, humor, passion and faith as the necessary tools for life.