Happy Thanksgiving

This year the Thanksgiving holiday falls on October 9th. In Canada, We observe Thanksgiving the second week of October. This is much earlier than in the United States, but the climate is generally colder ! Many Canadians have the experience of celebrating twice  – in October, then in November with Our  American neighbours.
Thanksgiving offers the opportunity to cultivate gratitude. Reflect on this. Gratitude creates a key which unlocks the doors of healing and prosperity. Replace stress with peace, worry with joy, and sadness with laughter.  Make a list of ten things You                love.  Focus on this list.  Add to this list each day. We spend far too much time focusing on problems and worries.
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Thanksgiving is a great time to get together with family and friends for a fantastic              meal. The fall scenery in Alberta is exquisite. Many people make it a point to get away for the weekend one last time before winter sets in.  Each Thanksgiving I am invited to two different dinners. I am fortunate, indeed.
This year I plan to start My Christmas shopping early. I say this every year, but this time really mean it. Blogging holds a  person accountable !!!  In addition to this, I have         prepared a list of projects I intend to complete this autumn.
  • I will prune all of the trees in My yard.
  • I will clean out My garage.
  • I will organize the storage area in My basement.
  • I will phone friends I have been meaning to phone.
  • I will reorganize My filing system and sort through paperwork.
  • I will read a new book a week.

Taking time out to spend time with family and friends is not a foolish luxury. It is an important way to build family unity and community involvement. Too often We rush about, never taking time to do the things we love to do. Time out on a holiday weekend gives us the opportunity to rest and rejuvinate. This is an essential part of the healing process.. Too often, We are so caught up in responsibilities, We neglect Our health and well being. We choose work over relaxation, material wealth over family, never questioning our strategies. This approach purchases a one way ticket to disease, anxiety, and debt. Remember to have some fun.

  • Listen To Your favorite music.
  • Read a book .
  • Go for a walk.
  • Rake leaves.
  • Spend time outdoors gardening.
  • Cycle on Your bike.
  • Hang out at the library
  • Spend time with a pet.
  • Start a scrapbook.
  • Learn a new langauge
  • Sign up for a course.
  • Play a musical instrument.
  • Watch a favourite movie.fairveiw oct 2008 036Visit a friend.Make a list of all of Your favourite activities. Keep this list handy. When  You are dealing with anxiety or depression, look at this list, and choose an activity or project. Often a  project may provide focus for thought and worry.  All of this thought and worry can be transmuted into a creative channel. See this as an opportunity for self expression. Start a journal and record Your thoughts, feelings and impressions.

 

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