Another year has passed, people we loved have left and hopefully you've made some positive changes in your life. You made it, you're still here.
Remind your children what Thanksgiving should be for. Maybe even take this as a lesson or reminder to yourself.
To me, Thanksgiving should be a time to reflect. This is advice from a person who lost her family, identity and pride for half of her life.
- Look at where you are in your life, who is around you. Look at who you wish was at your side.
- What would you change, if you could?
- Make your plan to change it to match your quest.
- We are grown up now so don't worry about what you look or sound like. Say what you mean, and mean what you say. So what if you are a mush. Hug that kid, hug your parent, your sibling. Better to show and share your love, then to wish you did when its too late. Everybody dies.
- Lighten up. . Of course things could be better but think of the flip side of the coin - things could always be worse! Appreciate, embrace and cherish what you do have, rather than worry or stress over something or someone you don't have. Some things you can't control. The things you can, do so with full respect of others before your own feelings. Its the right thing to do.
In conclusion, use Thanksgiving as a time to offer of yourself to those you love. Swallow your pride and tell your neice and nephew that you love them and give them a hug. Remember how that made you feel.
Reflect on what worked, what didn't, what you want and how to get it. Be realistic. Love your inner circle.