Giving Thanks

I love this time of year! Crisp air, crunchy leaves, yummy smells like turkey and pumpkin pie blend into a wonderful time to reflect and be thankful.

In a world that seems rife with never-ending disasters, turbulence and unrest, I want to take a moment to appreciate where I live, how I live and how many blessings are present in my life.

Good friends, a loving family, a good job, warm, safe home and an abundance of food - all of my needs are met or exceeded on a daily basis.

Yet I don't always realize this, or take time the time to feel gratitude, to tell people how much they mean to me, to lend a helping hand, to extend kindness or simply pause for a moment to breathe in the clean air that our part of this amazing country affords us.

Today I want to remember all of these things, to embrace and cherish my life, and to give thanks to the universe for giving me all that I need, even if not always all that I want.

I want to give thanks for all of you. We touch each other's lives in different ways. Some are fleeting, some are lasting, but all make an impression and hopefully we leave each other better for the shared experience.

From my heart to yours, with thanks and with love. Namaste.