This is a season that many of us celebrate Thanksgiving and ponder what we are thankful for. Since this is my birth month I feel grateful for another year on the planet. I don’t say this lightly, especially since one of my close relatives was diagnosed with breast cancer just a few weeks ago.
I realize I have a lot to be thankful for. I have a wonderful family and community of friends. My health is good. I have everything I need (not everything I want, but this is a season for GRATITUDE over greed).
Rather than having a big birthday party this year, I had several small gatherings. Some highlights of the month that I feel grateful for:
Family activities including Chinese dim sum brunch and being treated to homemade keto-friendly birthday cupcakes
Dancing with my girlfriends
Meeting to discuss identity and a Mixed Race Bill of Rights
Laughs at the comedy club with my sweetheart
Participating in the Wise Women leadership program
Connecting with a coaching client face-to-face for the first time after months of phone meetings together
Taking advantage of matching grants for my charitable contributions on Giving Tuesday (a solo activity that helps me feel more connected)
Visioning about what I want and creating my theme for 2019: Embrace!
Please take a moment to consider what you are grateful for. Are there ways you can cultivate an attitude of gratitude?
The point in life is to know what’s enough—
Why envy those otherworld immortals?
With the happiness held in one inch-square heart
You can fill the whole space between heaven and earth.