Get out a pen and a piece of paper. Note: this is not an exercise for you to write down every material thing you would like for the holidays. Instead, begin to write every little thing you are grateful for, anything from clean drinking water to the people who fill your entire existence with light and love. I have done this exercise before as a way to be more appreciative of all of the good in my life and I honestly could not stop writing once I started. It's okay if you have a few material things on there i.e. your home or a Chanel bag but I would keep the material things limited on your list and focus on the things that can not be quantified. People, freedom, health, that all has no monetary value. It's value is so immense, it can not be measured. I know that the holidays can be a little stressful. If you are hosting, it is a lot of pressure to get everything right and to please everyone. Sometimes the idea of being with so much family all at once can also be stressful. My advice is to make this list now and read it first thing on Thursday morning to keep you grounded, to give you perspective and to start the day off right. Be grateful that you have people to share Thanksgiving with and food to eat. This is one of my favorite holidays as it is not about the presents but instead about the present moment that you share with others. Last thing, let the people on that list know that you are grateful for them. Sharing that with someone has more impact than you can imagine.
I'd like to take a moment to let you know that each and every one of you who read my blog, watch my videos and who have shown such loving support are at the top of my list this year.
Wishing you a beautiful beginning to this lovely holiday week.
With much love and gratitude,