Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I’ve written about it before, when my mother was going through a difficult transition. This year, I’m taking the opportunity to examine more deeply whether I’m doing what I’ve been put here for, my purpose and my blessing. I’m thankful for the opportunity to step back and reflect. The opportunity to express gratitude changes my entire outlook on life’s happenings and my entire sense of appreciation for who I am.
Recently, I crossed paths with a man I’d met briefly only once before. He said, “Thank you, Renee. You’ve helped me already and don’t even realize it. I read your website, and saw one of the testimonials about the value of your fear exercise. It was eye-opening.” He said from the one testimonial he gained inspiration about his own purpose and ideas for moving forward.
I didn’t see that coming. And I’m grateful for the reminder that my life’s purpose has been and will continue to be to help those who struggle when they don’t have to. That’s why What Is A Consultant Salary I send Thanksgiving cards instead of traditional holiday cards. Expressing gratitude for the people in my life is more meaningful for me than sending generic holiday wishes.
For some time as a small business owner and earlier as a solo professional I often struggled with the belief that Strategy Consulting Books I didn’t have enough-money, clients, opportunities, time, fun, and peace of mind. I discovered I do. So do you.
What if we understood that the resources are within ourselves? We are enough. Accessing the resources is the next step. And what if we understood that the path to thanksgiving and to us as enough is not a path, at all? The path is really that place where we allow ourselves to be content with who we are, where we are and what we have. No matter what. During this month of giving thanks in the United States (which was October for our northern neighbors), I invite you to step back from your businesses and look at thanksgiving from the outside.
What are you giving thanks for?
How could you feel more engaged?
Are you serving those you’re meant to serve?
How could you serve more?
Are your clients getting what they want?
Fill other people’s plates so their tables are weighed down with bounties. Look at where the opportunities for gratitude are in your own business that perhaps you didn’t recognize before. If you don’t think you have time to be thankful, use this exercise. Take a minute, only one minute, each day to sit, breathe deeply and give thanks for something. By expanding and contracting the lungs, we breathe in all the thanks. When we exhale with some noise, we release all the gratitude back into the world. AAAAHHHH. Now please share this with others. You, and they, will be grateful you did.
“This is a beautiful day and you are magnificently blessed. Free yourself to experience the richness of it all.” ~ Ralph Marston
Give yourself thanksgiving for where you are, where you are going, what you have and who you are.