As The Executive Happiness Coach® I especially love any holiday that carries a greeting of HAPPY in front of it.
You know, many people say that Happiness is the “ultimate currency.” So when we wish each other a “Happy Anything” we are, in a way, wishing for them a life that is wealthy on many levels.
In this time of crisis in which, uncertainty, worry, and fear seem everywhere, give yourself also the gift of hope. Eventually the crisis will pass, the transition will be history, the recession will fade to memory. My wish for you is that you take time during this 2008 Thanksgiving holiday, to inventory the wealth you possess that is independent of money:
List the people who love you, and whom you love
Think about how much you know, and recognize what an asset you are
Write down all the groups of which you are a member – work, family, faith, civic, and even virtual/online
Consider the beliefs you hold; the things you believe in even if you cannot “prove” them
Take a deep, deep breath and consider how fabulous it is to be alive (aches and pains and all!)
Regardless what’s happened till now, the rest of your life is yet unwritten, and you can change the story if you want to
Make time to express gratitude, on purpose. It’s good for you! Gratitude is one of a handful of emotions which create as much good feeling in the Giver as in the Receiver. So remember that when you say, “thanks!” you’re filling up someone else’s tank… as well as your own!
So HAPPY Thanksgiving. I am grateful that you are in my world – as a reader, as a client, as a colleague, as a friend, as a fellow traveler on Spaceship Earth.
In happiness, J