Another Thanksgiving is here, well, for all my U.S. readers anyway. All month long some have been focusing on gratitude affirmations of one kind or another. This is certainly a worthy and even healthy exercise. Have you been thinking a bit more this month about people and things you’re grateful for?
One thing I miss every year around this time is how the children in my classroom could always sum up the things they were most grateful for in a list of five things.
The list had to be limited to five things in order to fit onto the one hand which was so often traced around and turned into a Thanksgiving turkey gratitude hand. Undoubtedly, many of the turkey hands held similar lists. Things like parents, siblings, friends, pets, water and air generally took top billing. And sometimes teachers were included on the lists too!
All are things worthy of gratitude no matter what your age don’t you agree?
As we grow and evolve, our life circles expand, as does hopefully our sense of gratitude.
We add to the layers of our lives. We add to the layers of our gratitude too. We become grateful for many things and many people beyond that world when we were children.
Yes, with a bit of tending, love and gratitude can both keep “growing” throughout and within our lives.
And much like love, gratitude knows no boundaries.
Just as there is always room in our hearts for more love, there is also always room for more gratitude.
Every year I feel love and gratitude for more people and more things in my life. I hope you do too.
Every year it’s like adding another layer to my rings of gratitude.
To those who celebrate this holiday, and even to those who don’t, I’m hoping your Thanksgiving Day (and every day) is filled with much love and much gratitude.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
And thank you for reading Nancy’s Point. You, my readers, are among the many people and things I feel deep gratitude for.
Do you feel you have layers of gratitude?
Do you ever do gratitude affirmations?
What’s something you’re feeling gratitude for this November?