I feel so f*cking good, do you?
I sure hope you do.
I feel so AMAZING.
And most of all in GRATITUDE.
Guess what for?
Your determination, curiosity, passion and desire to make this world a better place makes every moment here on this earth more valuable.
Your creative flow, deep emotions and craving for something more than average and ordinary excites my soul as it does many other’s that you touch without ever realizing.
Your strength, vulnerability and turn on to experience life fully and embrace all the blessings that God has in store for you shines brighter than the brightest star and ignites my soul to hold my arms wide in support for you.
Your wild and crazy heart that you so badly long to follow but find yourself stepping gingerly forward on the path that you cannot really see yet, brings a sweet smile to my face as I feel your fear, your nervousness and excitement and commend your courage for taking that step in faith.
Your ability to always remain a student to yourself, continuously searching for new treasures to be uncovered is a reason for the sun to rise everyday and this world to keep spinning.
As you spread your wings to allow the breath of God to carry you to your true destiny and you seek deeper and fiercer within it, is reason for the angels to sing of your glory, your worthiness to live a life of fullness and blessing.
You know at your core you are NOT average and ordinary.
You know who you are.
You are so much more than what you have been showing up as so far.
Open your wings BABY!
10,000 way’s you grace this world with your love, your passion, and your soul.
10,0000 reason’s for you to embrace who you are meant to be.
10,000 reason’s that I say THANK YOU and find my heart and soul in complete rapture for love of how miraculous you are.
You are the ONE,
The one that makes me smile when you share your growth.
Your heart and soul.
You are the one that makes my heart sore when you message me in surrender to your soul’s calling and take that leap.
Yes, BABY, you got this!
You deserve this!
You are love.
And you are loved.
Feel that excitement to take that step forward…
Feel the rush of joy and fear as they blend in your belly when you take that leap into your great unknown and say YES to yourself.
YES to the Life that you were called to live.
Yes to your well-being.
Yes to the relationship you crave.
Yes to the abundance that wants to flow through you.
Yes to the life where you are no longer surviving, but you are turned-on, tapped in and in your flow.
10,000 reasons my beautiful that you can have it, were born for it and that I am thankful for YOU being you.
COME NOW and walk with me, let us see a new day dawning.
Will you say YES?
YES to the most important person here.
You were born for the F*ck YES Life.
Stop Existing & Start Living!
In the United States, fall marks a trifecta of holidays that snowball, picking up speed as they carry us,—often chaotically—from October through the New Year. The party starts with the distinctly non-religious (some would say pagan) celebration of Halloween; progresses to the spiritually inclusive embracing of gratitude that is Thanksgiving; and culminates in various religious observances ranging from Christmas to Hanukkah to Kwanza. Sadly, long before we reach Thanksgiving Day, we are already being bombarded with commercial messages regarding the season to come, and a true sense of gratitude gets lost in the shuffle.
So how do we avoid succumbing to this all-pervasive seasonal commercialism? Here are some ideas for putting the thanks back in your family’s Thanksgiving celebration this year:
It sounds obvious. Too simple. But to cultivate a sense of gratitude, we must actually take time at our meal to give thanks. A pre-meal blessing is a good start, but why not take it a step further and have everyone around your Thanksgiving table share a blessing they are particularly grateful for this year? If your crowd needs some prompting, pass a basket filled with slips of paper that ask each person to recall either a friend, a family member, a place, an opportunity, a trip, a meal, a relationship, etc. that has brought them joy during the past year. This little nudge may get the gratitude ball rolling, and before you know it your gathering will be filled with the real spirit of Thanksgiving.
ONE HOLIDAY AT A TIME
Don’t short circuit the attitude of gratitude you cultivate on Thanksgiving Day by diving into preparations for the next holiday right away. Give yourself some breathing room. Be mindful about moving from one holiday to the next and about creating space between the two. Holiday magic is lost if we are in perpetual celebratory mode from October through the New Year. The deeper significance of each commemoration is sublimated if they are dragged out and run together. So instead of obsessing about what picture to put on your Christmas card the minute the turkey leftovers are in the fridge, try staying in the Thanksgiving spirit at least through the entire day. A post-meal walk with family and friends is a great way to revel in the beautiful fall weather and work off some of that delicious meal you all enjoyed.
BOYCOTT BLACK FRIDAY
And when you wake up the next morning, commit to boycotting Black Friday. One concrete way to establish a boundary between Thanksgiving and your next holiday celebration (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, etc.) is to eschew this retail-centric tradition. That’s right. No matter how tempting the sales. How amazing the deals. Make a pact with yourself (and family and friends if they are on a similar path) to stay home the day after Thanksgiving. Remember those blessings you talked about around the table the day before. Build a fire. Play board games. Watch football. Do anything but turn your spiritual celebration into a material quest.
Too often we feel swept up by forces outside ourselves during this busy time of your. Our head is filled with more “must do” items than will fit on a one-page to-do list. In reality, there is very little that we must do to make this season special for ourselves, our friends and our family. By focusing on keeping things simple and taking it slow, we can return to our Thanksgiving roots, established by Native Americans and colonists, of coming together, sharing what we have and giving thanks.
By Monette Chilson READ ORIGINAL POST on Om Times