As you go around the Thanksgiving table this year and share what you’re grateful for, consider sharing something that we usually take for granted.
Of course you’re thankful for your health, your safety and your loved ones, but what else? What moves you? What would fill your heart daily if you would just notice it?
Take a few minutes today to ponder these ideas and then share one of them at the table on Thursday:
1. Your Senses
Sight, sound, touch, smell and taste—daily miracles each of them.
2. The Plant World
From the productivity of a late-summer tomato plant to the delicate unfurling of a fern, nature’s exuberance and tenderness is something to behold.
Our steady companion, opportunity is always ready to take us down a path yet unknown. (Hint: We have to say “Yes!”)
What do your eyes feast on? What splendor makes your soul rejoice? It is all around us every day. How often do you stop to drink it in?
5. The Ability to Learn
There is no age limit on learning—period. When we stop learning, we really stop living.
6. Young Children
They model for us innocence, faith, resilience, playfulness and unconditional love.
What inspires you, lifts your mood? Rock & roll, African drumming, violin concertos, Turkish ud, gospel? A nightingale?
8. The Ability to Give
Every act of love benefits the giver as much as the receiver.
Sunsets, Gauguin paintings, green peppers, blue eyes. Imagine a world without color.
It’s unavoidable; the only constant. Change can be unsettling or challenging. But the mystery of it and what lies beyond it can keep us young at heart.
Dare the Extraordinary!
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