Posts tagged "thanksgiving"
Gratitude Is Transformative

Gratitude Is Transformative

Not long ago I was talking with friends about travel in India, how challenging it can be.  I remembered one trip that particularly rattled me.  And also brought home the message: Gratitude is Transformative. After attending a close friend’s wedding, my daughter, her partner, and I were scheduled to take a bus tour to one...
Thanksgiving - let us all be grateful

Thanksgiving – let us all be grateful

Thanksgiving is a warm-hearted holiday.  Thanksgiving is a transformative place of heart and mine. Giving thanks is a chance to reset our inner programs, to notice the cornucopia of gifts we’ve been given, to rest in gratitude.  I can feel the shift when I focus on the untold gifts I’ve been given, rather than what’s missing...
Thanksgiving Revisited

Thanksgiving Revisited

In the midst of concurrent events, some full of renewal and hope (Canada’s recent federal election, the upcoming Climate Conference…), and others of devastation and chaos (ISIS [better known as Daesh] attacks,  the plight of refugees, the Republicans in the States…), my family and friends in the US are about to celebrate Thanksgiving… Thanksgiving is about Gratitude,...
Gratitude:  Reminders and Reminiscences

Gratitude: Reminders and Reminiscences

Gratitude and appreciation have not been front and center for me these last few weeks… whether it was the surge in the polls of the Conservative party; friends ill and dying, and the unmistakeable signs of aging at home; just a general settling in to the Core Condition: the humbling, challenging human paradox of being infinite...
What a Wonderful World!

What a Wonderful World!

Today is Thanksgiving in the US… where I’m originally from and where I still have family and many friends.  To all USers, I hope you have had a delicious, warm holiday, full of connection, feasting, and gratitude. I was out on my bike today, musing about gratitude, and thanksgiving as I cycled along among the scarlet maple...