Gratitude

Thanksgiving is almost here. It’s my favorite holiday because to me it’s about being grateful.

I am giving thanks for all the blessings in my life:

The freedom and opportunity of the country I live in.

The beauty of nature that surrounds me.

The love and support of my family and friends.

The safety and comfort of my home.

The fresh, nutritious food I eat.

The comfort and love of my darling cat Tabby.

The work I do with athletes, helping them find confidence in life through sport.

The wonderful art I create.

The list is endless.

What are you grateful for?

I do a gratitude practice every night. I list all the things I am grateful for every day.

I also have a gratitude jar on my kitchen table where I put notes of things I am grateful for.

Going to gratitude when life seems too much or things get hard reminds me of just how much I do have to be grateful for. What you focus on expands. Choose wisely, choose gratitude.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Forever friends

I’ve been thinking about the concept of good friends lately.  What is a good friend to you? 

There’s something about Sex and the City that illustrates what good friends are really well I think. 

A good friend to me is someone who sticks with you through thick and thin, is there when you need them and always has your back.  I’m lucky enough to have a few friends like that.  I guess I’m pretty blessed.  They know all my stuff and love me anyway.  That’s pretty big.

Not sure what got me thinking of the subject but here I am.  I hope I’m as good a friend as some of mine are for me.