Thanksgiving is the one holiday where we pause life and reflect on what we are truly thankful for. Living in the modern world, we have everything we can dream of that far exceeds the basics of food, water and shelter. The Natives and the immigrants to America obviously did not have these luxuries, which makes being thankful a lot easier.
So before you eat your meal and go shopping tonight for Black Friday, sit and think for a moment. What are you truly thankful for? Like Valentine's Day, we are programmed to show love, thanks and appreciation one day per year, but we are at a point in humanity where we need to feel thanks for everything in our life.Isn't it ironic that the founding of America is now tightly knitted to consumerism where people can't even get an entire holiday off of work?
Even the way we eat our meals can show thanks. Slowly, enjoying the experience, satiating the body with healthy food and removing family grudges are ways that we can heal and be thankful for everyone (and everything's) existence. I hope you can find inspiration from these quotes as the wisdom of the past can benefit a brighter future. From me to you, I wish you a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com