In the US (November) and Canada (October), this is the season for thanksgiving. Although the celebration is more cultural and historical, I think it is a wonderful and meaningful season for all to consider celebrating. The word thanksgiving has a meaningful connotation more so now. We are facing one of the major crisis of our times, and many may have lost their businesses, jobs, finances, loved ones or homes.
While it is difficult for many to feel grateful now, it is a gentle reminder for us to put all our cares aside for just a moment, pause, bow our heads and thank something greater than all of us, God / Universe that we have been given this time to rest, regroup, and re-calibrate our purpose in life. We can't keep going on like rats, or hamsters on wheels, or living in silos. We were made for more than that, and that is to have life; to live it meaningfully and purposefully. That may just mean being kind to one another, sharing whatever you have for those who have lesser, giving to those in need, spending time with your family and loved ones creating memories and having healthy relationships, making time for yourself and for others. Leaving a legacy for when we leave this world is important, however, make that legacy a beautiful one where people remember you for your kindness and generosity - time, love and care. Let's be thankful for this time and for each other.
I want to take this time to thank each of you for your support, your feedback, for reading my articles and sharing them, and most of all, for considering me as a worthy friend and therapist.
I will leave these blessings for you and I wish you all of these and more:
May you be happy, may you be healthy, may you be free from all pain.
May you be safe, may you live with ease and happiness.
(taken from Loving-Kindness Meditation)