On Thursday (tomorrow), folks in the United States will be celebrating Thanksgiving. A day to count blessings. And, surely, every day is a good day to count blessings. But sometimes it’s nice to have a reminder. Thanksgiving might be that reminder for some of us.
Having explored gratitude during Gratitude Week with so many of you, having explored life and self with some of you in Just Five Things…well, my heart is full. I was witness to incredible compassion and beauty. Blown away (yet again).
I have great faith in the goodness of humanity. I see ugly things on the news (I know you do too) and sometimes I cry. Real tears. But I will always return to my belief that goodness underscores all. It’s there.
This week, if you celebrate Thanksgiving…this week, if you do not celebrate Thanksgiving…celebrate the goodness around you. It’s there; honor it. Whisper a little prayer. Give a big hug. Bow your head or lift your eyes.
Take a moment and feel the goodness (the gratitude) move through your body. Carry it with you.
Yes, good, carry on.
Happy Thanksgiving. Happy goodness.
To you and you and you.
sending a little love your way, m
p.s. I’m sharing more thoughts (and more images) at ViewFinders. I hope you’ll have a peek.