Happy Friday, I've been thinking a lot about the upcoming holiday and how different Thanksgiving is going to look this year. I used to say I'd never wish to go back in time because each decade has its charm, but I have to tell you, this year has changed that for me. I miss so many people and sometimes I become so focused on the loss I forget the present.
I've been meditating lately, a suggestion offered by my daughter. Just a few minutes on the days I practice yoga and it's starting to help. I know it sounds like a cliché but I'm beginning to have a better emotional outlook.
I find myself apppreciating those I have around me more, noticing how they impact my life every day. I've always felt fortunate to have the family and friends that I do but I guess a part of me became complacent. They say you don't know what you have until you lose it, well I'm here to say that it's so true.
I've made an agreement with myself to stop trying to get back the ones I've lost and start being more attentive to the ones I have now. It's been a freeing experience for my soul, a lifted weight.
I'm thankful for everyone who reads this because that means you're in my life and you make it better. Whatever way you choose to spend this holiday, know that you've made an impact on others around you and that's truly something to be thankful for.
Happy Thanksgiving my family & friends, I love you.