Tomorrow is a day we celebrate to give thanks. It is a day filled with family, laughter, fun and lots of food.
Unfortunately, it has not always been beneficial to all parties included though. Historically, colonists celebrated thanksgiving as an English harvest feast. During this feast, many Indians were invited to a local feast. Unfortunately, this feast led to the betrayal of some Native Americans. Throughout the years, the meaning of Thanksgiving has undergone numerous transitions.
Today, thanksgiving is a time to simply give thanks and express gratitude for all of good that is around you, in the world and all the good that is to come. And of course, feast!
The thanksgiving feast is just once a year; however, giving thanks should be done every single day! Every day, start your day with a grateful heart. Being gratitude focused helps you create a mindset of abundance. By embracing the feeling of love all around us helps us feel grateful.
Often times, we focus more on what we need and desire and the negativity in going on in the world and take little time to focus on the good that exists in our world or even our personal accomplishments.
On Thanksgiving and every day, take time to reflect on one or more things that you are grateful for such as family, friends, home, water, etc. This helps you focus on what you have and aspire to be. Also, take time to let go of the craziness going on around the world.
Gratitude can also be directed toward the universe. We can show gratitude for the opportunity to live on Earth and experience life as it is now. We can show gratitude for the process of humanity and all the elemental forces that contribute to it.
Being of gratitude extends your thinking and way of life by promoting love and a sense of well-being. Enjoy your holiday!