Share Your Gratitude: Expand Your Joy

For those of us here in the US, tomorrow is our day of Thanksgiving. It is our day for offering gratitude and appreciation for the blessings in our lives. It is one of the few American holidays that I would encourage those of you outside of this country to consider joining us in.

In reality, everyday should be a day of Thanksgiving. To be in a state of gratitude is to be aligned with Source. So this day serves to remind us of our natural state, our more fully Source-connected state.

By offering our thanks for and to what the blessings that already exist in our lives, we align ourselves with a powerfully positive attraction force. The Universe loves the vibration of gratitude.

And, no matter how dreadful your life may seem, there is much for which to give thanks.

Buddha said:
Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.

I, for one, have much to give thanks for. And I would like to share just a few of the blessings in my life. For in sharing our gratitude it grows and blossoms. Each time we offer gratitude it is like a pebble being dropped into a pond and the ripples expand out into the world in waves of positive energy.

Here, then, are just a few of the things and people in my life for which I have deep appreciation:

Melissa, my beautiful wife who constantly provides me with opportunities to remember my true nature and choose to consciously step more fully into my magnificence.

Ella, my magical daughter who, still connected with Source, has become my best teacher in the ways of attraction and manifestation, abundance and joy.

All of my family, near and far, for supporting me even when they were not quite sure what the heck I was up to. (And still may not be!)

My community of friends
here in Northern California who have become my “soul-family” and have supported me in far more ways than I could ever list.

My clients and students who enable me to live and work in alignment with my passion and purpose and who provide one of the main channels through which ever-increasing abundance now flows into my life.

The Earth and her wild places for always remembering me and welcoming me back into her arms no matter how long it has been since I have come to visit.

All of the teachers and mentors, physical, virtual and Universal who have supported me and gently (and sometimes not so gently) pushed me to become an ever-greater expression of my true-self.

And finally, I offer deep appreciation to you, the readers of Evolving Times, for showing up and making this joyous work of writing even more fulfilling. Your willingness to receive these words completes the circle and allows it to continue rolling forward:

For it is in giving that we receive. St. Francis.

And now it’s your turn. What are you grateful for? Thanksgiving is a perfect time for acknowledging those people, things, and events in your life for which you are grateful. Make a list of all the things and people that you appreciate and then choose one or more of the people on your list to share your gratitude with.

Remember that your gratitude, when shared, creates waves of positive energy that expand out into the world far beyond your ability to perceive.

May your Thanksgiving be filled with joy and love, gratitude and abundance. And may the feeling of gratitude embrace and empower you for many days to come.