Seven Days of Thanksgiving

We are all familiar with the 12 days of Christmas.  Well, I propose that we also have 7 days of Thanksgiving.  Actually, we should be grateful everyday – 365 days a year of thanksgiving.  But for most of us this is an act of deliberate thought.  To keep in mind that we should be grateful for everything in our lives is not the foremost thought on most people’s minds.  A shame because we do allow all the garbage to take center stage in our minds vs. giving thoughts to all the goodness we have in our lives. 

So in light, and in celebration, of the next Thanksgiving Day – in the year 2011, I would like to provide the a day of thanks for the next seven.

This first day of Thanksgiving is called:  The Thanks for ME: a day to give God gratitude for the physical, mental and emotional well-being we experience.  If you have ever experience a period when you were not feeling completely up to par you can understand that we don’t normally appreciate our well-being until it is no longer a part of you.

Some of us experience chronic illnesses that challenge our bodies and our minds because we live with this chronic illness everyday.  We may silently wish for the days when we felt completely whole.  Days before when we didn’t need to worry about blood levels, addressing searing joint or neurological pain, or the struggle of just taking a strong deep breath. 

Some of us may have experienced trauma in our lives that left emotional after effects or maybe even permanent scars and loss of limbs.  We had to make a new way of living so we could continue to function effectively in this world.

For many of us the idea of not being healthy seems like a distant non-possibility.  But, the reality is that in our lifetimes we will experience some loss or impact to our perfect health.  Therefore, whether you are living with a compromised system or in full health, it is critical that we give thanks for the life we do have right now, this moment. 

If you want to experience greater healing, there is no better way to have that then to give thanks for your excellent health everyday.  The more you focus on a healthy life and give God thanks for that life, the more your physical body and your mind will respond toward that goal. 

In her book, The Healing Secrets of the Ages, Catherine Ponder, provides insight to why certain areas of the body are affected by the thoughts we hold in our mind.  Our minds are very much capable of creating illness in ourselves as well as reversing those illnesses.  I would strongly encourage you to read this book.  It is a fascinating study of how powerful our minds are and how our emotions affect our total well being. 

The most effective way to having great health is to be grateful for what you have and seeing yourself as whole and healed.

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