Expressing gratitude is the next step after feeling it and I have much to be grateful for. So, on this Thanksgiving Eve, I decided to write about all that I am thankful for to share these thoughts and possibly inspire you to do the same.
Readers, Fans & Followers
First, I am expressing gratitude to you who read my blog. How awesome is it to have avid readers and followers, no matter how many, that want to read what I write. As I share my insights on finding love, dating over over, understanding men and The Law of Attraction weekly, it is gratifying to think I might be helping you with your search for love. Thank you for your comments and sharing of my work!
Health & Wealth
I am entirely grateful for my health from which all else flows. And my gratitude abounds for any and all income that comes my way. Wahoo!
Love & Family
For my adorable husband, Paul, who makes me hot tea on a cold winter day and finds countless ways to make me smile and laugh I am forever thankful. I worked hard to find this loving man and his love is completely worth it. I am always expressing gratitude for him and how lucky I am that he is in my life.
My deepest gratitude to Paul’s sister Maureen, who thought her brother might like me. She was right and I will never forget the night we met. I wish every one of my readers could have a Maureen in their lives. Go meet new people including women because you just never know who your love connection will be!
Speaking of family, I’m expressing gratitude for my brother Roy – the best brother ever, his darling wife Risa, and two sons Andrew and Zack (and their cool girlfriends). I LOVE THEM and cannot wait to see them all tomorrow and share another amazing Thanksgiving meal. Don’t want to leave out my cousins and in-laws as well. And to my parents who have passed on, you raised me well and helped me to forge my own path – thank you!
Girlfriends get me through the day! For all your support, friendship, ideas, guidance, empathy and joy, thank you! What is better than the feeling of sprained cheeks due to exuberant laughter? A glass of wine, a good meal, a phone call, and a funny text. I am so grateful to each and everyone one of you and all that you bring to my life.
Creativity & Work
I feel remarkably lucky to have my own business and be my own boss (although sometimes she can be quite demanding – haha). I’m thrilled for the opportunities to express myself and my creativity. Feeling inspired by a new idea, whether it’s for a program to help women over 40 find love or to make jewelry, paint, or cook a restaurant-quality meal (my gold standard), it brings me joy and excitement. I am so grateful for my creative spark.
Nature & the Great Outdoors
Can’t say enough about walking in my neighborhood on tree-lined streets and enjoying all the flower gardens along the way. Nature is beyond amazing. I am so grateful to live just two miles from the shoreline that never ceases to relax and soothe my soul. I am one with the sand, surf and sun, even though it’s really a small beach, with little 6 inch waves in Long Island Sound.
When crocuses push their colorful blooms up above the snow in March, I am often know to be expressing gratitude for this benchmark, notifying me that spring is coming and then my beloved summer.
Spirit and Source
While I am not religious, I do believe in something bigger than myself and am beyond grateful for any and all help from the spirit realm. Thanks for your guidance, inspiration, support on my path whether it is smooth going or rocky. Also a shout-out to the nature spirits who make things grow in my garden – you rock!
Additional Gratitude Ramblings
I’m grateful for the beauty of snowflakes and the red and yellow flames of a fire. Expressing gratitude for Bravo TV – without you, I would not see the Real Housewives of New York or Beverly Hills or feel shocked by what happens on Below Deck or Vanderpump Rules.
The sunshine on my face, the crunch of leaves on a walk through the woods, and the sound of the surf crashing make me feel eternally thankful. When a reader emails me to say thank you, my heart bursts with enormous gratitude. The smell of brewing coffee, freshly cut grass, and something baking always makes me smile.
I”m sure my friends are tired of hearing me expressing gratitude about Michael Connelly, who no doubt writes the best detective stories of all time (i.e. Harry Bosch) and all the self-help authors who opened my eyes.
For the movies Practical Magic, Shipping News, Sleepy Hollow (with Johnny Depp of course) Gladiator, Dangerous Beauty and the first four Harry Potter movies – how many times can I watch you? This still remains to be seen. And The Big Bang Theory because I simply can’t exist without comedy.
And let’s not forget turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy (neither of which my mother ever made – thank goodness for the Ward family who showed me what I had been missing!), cranberry sauce, green beans, and pumpkin chiffon pie – yes! I look forward to it all.
Wishing you the most amazing, fabulous Thanksgiving ever. Expressing gratitude is good for the soul -so tell those you love how much you appreciate them. There can never be too many messages of gratitude.