Yes, Thanksgiving is almost here and for many, this time of the year brings unhappiness sadness and stress instead of feelings of happiness, pleasure, contentment and joy. For some reason many of us feel depressed during the holidays for a variety of reasons. You may be alone but you are invited to someone’s home. This can make you feel like a loser and more alone than ever. Or you have a family, but have to spend the day with family members who you may not be on the best terms with. This only adds to your stress levels. The real meaning of Thanksgiving begins to fade and a lack of enthusiasm and ungratefulness sets in instead of being thankful for what we really do have.
I can’t think of a better time to send some love and a few pearls of wisdom your way to lift your spirits and to brighten your mood so that you can honestly feel why you should be celebrating Thanksgiving instead of dreading it.
Count your blessings and name them one-by-one
Focus and be grateful on what you have rather than on what you don’t have. Don’t focus on lack. Is your glass half-full or half-empty? One thing that is helpful in reminding you of what you do have is to make a “Gratitude Box” and fill it with all those things that you are grateful for: people, loves, work, career, friends, children, grandchildren, your health, etc. Your Gratitude Box inspires you to take a snapshot of your life. Look at who you love, who loves you, the beauty around you. It will help you reconnect with a positive outlook about the goodness around you. Really!
Be blown away at what you have accomplished instead of worrying about what you think you haven’t achieved. Honoring yourself is not about pampering yourself, but it’s about respecting, appreciating and giving birth to your best self, so you can be at your most creative.
Celebrate your life – don’t begrudge it!.
You may be freaking out over what you haven’t done with your life. Remember that there’s a reason and a season for everything. Don’t judge yourself for what you may not have yet attained. Rather, embrace where you are at this point in your life. Make a list of what you are going to accomplish and then stay in integrity with your own words. In other words, if you don’t work out your s##t, you will stay stuck.
Be thankful for every family member who is actively involved in your life and what they have contributed to your life rather than what you think they don’t do for you or how they make you feel. Remember your feelings belong only to you. Judgment belongs in the trash can. As the saying goes “for every finger you point, three point back to you.”
On Thanksgiving, practice these simple acts of kindness
- Hug everyone you meet.
- Listen instead of talking.
- Be kind.
- Be thoughtful.
- Hold the barbs.
- Read a book to a child.
- Make someone laugh.
- Bring a gift.
- Help a neighbor.
- Show compassion for everyone.
I send masses of love and colossal hugs to each and every one of you for a magical day that I hope is filled with appreciation and nothing but gratitude from your heart. When you appreciate your life, your family, your loved ones, your friends, who you are and your journey → then you acknowledge those who have contributed to your pilgrimage.
Kathleen ♥ ♥ ♥
Spiritual Life Coach and Intuitive Guide, Kathleen is the Numerology Coach and author of Numerology Affirmation Cards: 31 Days of Cosmic Inspiration. She is available for private readings where she combines her intuition with numerology, astrology, tarot and oracle cards as tools to help you to get clarity about your path, make any needed or desired changes and to help you move forward with confidence. If you ever wanted to learn more about the numbers, the stars and symbolism, you’ve come to the right place. Inside you’ll find forecasting information and articles about people in the news and world events as they happen. Her work has been featured in the Wave Holistic Journal, the Marin Independent Journal and at the Tarot Technique across the pond in England.