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A Thanksgiving Feast

What does Thanksgiving mean to you? For many people, it is about gathering together with loved ones around a table, filled to overflowing with all manner of delectable food. Perhaps it brings to mind the onset of the holiday hustle that flies in the face of the purpose for a season of good will, whatever your faith tradition.

I prefer to think of it as yet another reminder of how blessed I am.  While I face the same life stressors as many on the planet…more than some, far less than others, I have learned that an attitude of gratitude trumps challenges, overcomes doubt and vanquishes fear.  Sure, I can whine and complain about what isn’t flowing as smoothly and easily as I would like, in my day to day OR I can take a step back and do a gratitude inventory. Here are some of my blessings/blissings:

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My deep and abiding, ever evolving spiritual faith.

Dear friends and family, the circles of which grow and expand daily.

Creative work that I love, for which I am abundantly compensated.

A beautiful home.

A healthy and strong body that lets me do all kinds of cool stuff, like dance, yoga, walking, doing what I call my ‘playouts’ (rather than workouts) at the gym as I ‘sweat my prayers’.

Precious time with my Mom who is receiving hospice care.

When I develop ‘spiritual amnesia’ and forget how amazing my life is, I return to my gratitude list.  It is so simple and immediately effective.  I encourage you to give it a whirl….

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It is a feast that you can enjoy every day for the rest of your bountiful life!

 

Reggae legend whose spirit still enriches us long after his passing, Bob Marley shared his thoughts on gratitude in his song Thank You Lord

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voPE1GaKTjU

 

 

  • Beth Rosen

    Love that term – spiritual amnesia – I’ve developed some of that myself. Seems to be plaguing many of us these days. I also blogged about this – how an attitude of gratitude can shift you immediately into a state of grace and shift you into a vibration that feeds your soul instead of the feeling of lack. Totally agree and am very thankful to have met you Miss Bliss Mistress.

  • http://www.liveinjoy.org Edie Weinstein

    It is such an appropriate term to describe how I feel. Great minds think alike

  • Liz

    I am grateful to be able to cook thanksgiving dinner with my 86 year old mom who is still telling me how to cook.

  • Yvonne Kaye

    Edie. You are a phenomenon. How many more times do I have to say it? I loved your comments and particularly Bob Marley. I was raised on Reggae and love it to this day, although prefer the original Marley as it was played so often in my youth. I lived in Brixton, South London which had a large Island community so we would hear Reggae all the time. So uplifting. You and I have known each other for a lifetime and probably other enternities. You are a bundle of wonderful energy, courageous and a woman of integrity. That’s how someone described me once – a woman of integrity. I think that was my favourite. An attitude to gratitude – ever expanding. Amor Vincit Omnia – Love conquers all and aren’t you just an example of that my dear friend. Love to you, your lovely mum and the rest of your family who loves you (I use the word family in its wondrous form including everybody wholoves and laughs. Blessings. Yvonne

  • Edie Weinstein

    I am blown away by your comments, Yvonne…you who have been dear friend and mentor and example of Bliss Mistress-hood for many years. Blissings and Blessings

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