I hope everyone is enjoying their Thanksgiving preparations this week. For most of us, it will look a bit different, but as long as you have a roof over your head, you are surrounded by love- whether that is with a friend, family or a four legged loved one- and you have some turkey, tofurkey, turducken, or whatever else floats your boat, then you have something to be thankful, right? Try to keep it all in perspective. It won't be long before we can celebrate all the the things, together again.
A close friend of mine made a wonderful suggestion recently and that was to write a letter to yourself, right now. Give all of the crazy details of how our lives have been turned upside down. Include the experiences you, your family, your friends and community have been faced with. Write down the things you look forward to doing again, that perhaps you cannot do right now. Then- like a time capsule- set a date for a time to open the letter and reflect.
I did this a few weeks ago and wow- it was so therapeutic! Four pages filled with so many emotions- ups and downs and everything in between. I encourage all of you to do the same. Put pen to paper and just do it. We are literally living through a time in history that will go "down in the books"- for so many reasons. Let's capture it on paper so that we can remember it all. From the toilet paper and hand sanitizer craziness, to finding a comfortable mask to wear daily, to worrying and fearing for our family and loved ones. All of it. Of course there are all of the events that our country has faced outside of the pandemic this year, as well. So much...
I plan on opening mine in a year from now, in the hopes that life will look quite different then. I actually think we could create an incredible historical collection of these letters someday. To hear everyone's stories and their perspectives on everything that has happened. Wouldn't that be something?!
With so many of us focused on what we aren't able to do right now or what we cannot have, today's quote is one to steer us in a better direction:
"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never have enough."
As always, thank you for reading.
With so much gratitude-