Only two days to Thanksgiving Day - but, of course, we are giving thanks every day. We do celebrate this national holiday with a focus on gratitude, but perhaps we are also centered on the feast. We look forward to a turkey dinner enjoyed with family and often friends, too.
"True gratitude is a natural response to the miracle of life as we experience it moment to moment, a sense of abundance from the heart that is independent of our desires for the future."
The above quote is from that little book, Attitudes of Gratitude: How to Give and Receive Joy Every Day of Your Life by M. J. Ryan.
Gratitude may be a natural response to the miracle of life, but it is something to cultivate, too. I need to consciously stop and thank for the many gifts of each day. Preparing for this holiday helps me to remember to do this.