This is one of my earliest articles I wrote the first year after taking on this gig as Guide to About.com Holistic Healing. I was a bit overwhelmed at the time adjusting to a new job and wanted to assure myself an unstressful (or at least - a minimally stressful) Thanksgiving. It has been a favorite. Every year I get a few "thankful" emails from readers saying they took my advice and down-graded their usual over-the-top Thanksgiving meal in favor of relaxation and less trimmings.
Bounty is all around me, my family, my sustenence, my faith, all these things I am grateful for. I appreciate my life. Today and everyday is a day of Thanksgiving!
November Affirmations by the Day
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Ever wonder where the tradition of pulling apart the turkey wishbone came from? Who gets chosen in your family to try their luck after the Thanksgiving Day Dinner? The lucky wishbone is only one of many healing amulets that are used to attract luck and prosperity.
It is all too easy to disregard the postitives and focus on the negatives in our lives. Thanksgiving Day is a good day to vow to change that habit. Rejoice in the smallest gestures that bring a smile. It may be a flower blooming at your feet, the sound of a child's laughter, or a lovely card sent to you from a kind friend.
The turkey sacrifices its life, making its appearance onto your table, serving as the centerpiece and als omain course of your abundant Thanksgiving meal. When you are saying Grace, being thankful for your food and all things good in your life, don't forget to thank the turkey for its lessons of blessedness.
"Our mission is to both prepare you and sustain you through this Thanksgiving holiday. If you will ask for our help, and the help of all angels, especially your guardian Angels, as you prepare for your holidays, you will find that your perceptions will expand."