Bella’s Thoughts on Thanksgiving and Gratitude

Written November 24, 2016

“Wherever you are today, whatever you are doing, may you take a moment and Feel the Love that is in the World, take it Inside you, Smell it, Hear it, Taste it, and send it back out doubled. Whatever we do, we should do with a feeling of Love, and Gratitude in our Hearts, and Minds. What we give to the Universe, comes back ‘home’ “. ~ Doug 
Something to ponder…
Today, in case no one noticed, is Thanksgiving Day. A day to be thankful for all that we have and, for some of us, don’t have. But for some of us there’s not much to be thankful for. I was taught some time ago that if I was having a bad day, when it seems like everything I touched turned to crap, to start a gratitude list. Start with even the smallest thing and build from there.

I did have a day like that just over a year ago, where I just wanted to go out the door, run away and never look back. A little voice in my head told me to stop, sit down, and start a gratitude list. I had to start with the smallest, simplest thing and I went from there. I found myself more at peace with my situation. Then shortly after doing the list I got some very good news. This made my troubles at that time go away and for that I was humbly grateful.

We don’t necessarily have to do a gratitude list only when things are going tough or only on Thanksgiving. We can be grateful for anything at any time. Just look around you. You can be grateful for the warm sun and the rain that helps your garden grow, your loving family and friends, or even just waking up in the morning. When we feel gratitude in our hearts we feel love in our hearts. When we feel love in our hearts we can share that love with others and in turn that love comes back to us. Feeling, sharing and spreading love is a big circle, but not a vicious circle. It’s a circle of goodness that can and should be shared with everyone. 

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