See what is
Thanksgiving Week begins. Is it full of to do lists? Grocery shopping lists? Packing lists?
Time limits and controls my actions.
Or does it?
I am practicing the fine Art of seeing what is and being thankful for what is.
Not what I wish. What is.
Not what I regret. What is.
Sometimes the best place to start my thankful list for this day is for this moment.
Laundry? Sure. Be thankful for the feet that fill the socks.
Grocery shopping? Sure. Be thankful for mouths to feed, for means to purchase, for transportation to get there, for arms to carry, for paper and pencil to make the list, for a brain that remembers (most of the time!)
See how easy it is? Once you take your eyes off the “if only” and focus on “what is” you have much for which to be thankful.
Next question: to whom are you thankful?