Thanksgiving is more than a holiday - it’s a habit that can radically change all of your days, giving you joy and peace your soul longs for.
What is wrong in our world and life is always available. So is what is right! Your focus is a choice. Focusing on the gifts of this moment with bring joy and fulfillment and empower us toward solutions that focus on the problem will never provide.
Try it today and all week!
Who are you grateful for?
What are you grateful for?
Clay and I appreciate you. Because of our contact with you, our lives are richer and full of more joy and grace. Thanks for being you!
Clay mentioned in our last newsletter about the amazing birthday weekend reunion with our family. One of my biggest takeaways from it was noticing the differences in all of our kids and how accepting and embracing those differences it creates beautiful opportunities for connection. Our brains are hard-wired to notice differences and to be suspicious and even fearful of them. There is an expectation that everyone needs to see the world like I do to be ok.
In our workshops, we define a relationship as two people and the space between.
Learning about the space between was momentous for me in discovering how to accept others' differences and not feel I have to give up on who I am. This was huge for me. Focusing on keeping the space between one of safety for both of us as the crucial element allows me to really listen and understand where the other person is coming from without it triggering reactions in me. All my adult children and my son in laws are all amazing.
Many times their thoughts, ideas, and likes are different than mine. It was such a great experience to see these as amazing and not feel threatened by these differences. We could have fun together and enjoy each other with honor and joy! What a gift!
Blessings to you,