Thanksgiving 2011

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  The ‘official’ beginning of the holiday season.  I prefer the word ‘Holy-day’.  It takes the energy up a few notches.  I have several ideas whirling inside my head, first of all being thankful for all that I am blessed with, family, friends, home, food, shelter–the obvious things that we sometimes take for granted and usually at least a couple times a year acknowledge our good ‘fortune’.  My observation of people recently hasn’t been what I’d call ‘positive’.  There is an impatience surrounding people in stores that makes me cringe.  It seems like everyone wants what they want, and they want it right now, and if you don’t have it right now they’ll be impatient and start saying ‘bad things’ to clerks who work for a minimum wage with probably no benefits and no control over the inventory.  Hmmmm–have we become a nation of people who have the patience of a 2 year old?

And what are we hurrying towards?  That’s my question of the day for each of us.  What’s the hurry?  And where are you rushing to?  And what will you do when you get there?  Seems like being present in the moment has lost it’s appeal —  with all our fast communication devices, we’re driving & talking on the phone, we’re standing in line texting to whom?  We could be standing in line being present with those around us and sending them love and light and positive energy–hmmm, that’s a thought.

May you have a blessed Thanksgiving and may you relax and enjoy each moment with family, friends or co-workers if you are spending the day at work.  More tomorrow!

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