Hi, Everyone, it’s Shelly Lefkoe.
In the United States, tomorrow is Thanksgiving. And Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because we stop and really look at what we’re thankful for or what we’re grateful for.
Now, I have a practice of gratitude. And I do it every day of my life because I think it’s the single thing that can center you, ground you, heal you, take you away from all the crazy stuff that’s going on in the world.
And if you just stop and take a minute to look at, I’m grateful that I can see. This morning I got up in the sky was so blue. And I thought I am so grateful for my sight. You know, I get up every morning and play pickleball. And I say how grateful I am for my health.
So everyone has something to be grateful for, even if it’s just the ability to take healthy breaths. And on Thanksgiving, one of the things that you can do is go around the table if you’re having a Thanksgiving dinner. And if you’re not, just call somebody and tell them what you’re grateful for and how much you appreciate them.
So at our dinner, we go around the table, and we say what I love about you is … or what I appreciate about you is … and you can just say one thing, and you can appreciate somebody for being a good friend, you can appreciate somebody for being loving or kind or being there when you need them or bringing a smile to your face.
My late husband Morty used to say you can’t be angry and grateful at the same time. So, I hope that this Thanksgiving, you have much to be grateful for.
And we at the Lefkoe Institute are so grateful that you are part of our tribe. All we want to do is make a difference. And without you, we couldn’t do that. So, thank you for being in our lives.
We are grateful for you.