November is always an interesting month due to the proximity to the end of the year and the increasingly colder changes that we see in the weather. If you made it past October without putting on the heat, you will definitely be turning it on in November! The sound of the wind this time of year can give you a chill. It is also the month that celebrates Thanksgiving. I always used to think of Thanksgiving as a time to eat a fabulous meal and relax while enjoying a long weekend. That can still very much be the case, but with age I have learned to appreciate being with family and enjoying the opportunity to get together. A time to truly be thankful and while reflecting on another year that seems to have gone by so swiftly. Even though it may seem to have gone by quickly, you start to reflect on all of the happenings of the year, and unfortunately many times reflecting on the people that have passed away and are no longer with us to celebrate. It is an opportunity to cultivate a spirit of gratitude that permeates every aspect of of our lives. It enhances our relationships, and deepens our connections with family and friends. It brings peace to our hearts which reduces stress and anxiety. Gratitude is powerful and it can permeate our life with joy and contentment.
November, with it unique blend of reflection and gratitude, serves as a reminder that life is a complex blend of experiences, emotions and connections. It prompts us to cherish the moments we have had with our loved ones and to be thankful for the lessons we have learned along the way. It encourages us to embrace both the beauty and the finite existence of our lives. As we gather for Thanksgiving, it is essential to remember that gratitude is not something we should do alone. It is even better when we share our appreciation of others. Expressing our appreciation of others not only through words, but also through acts of kindness and generosity. It is an opportunity to help others that are less fortunate and give back. I have often shared with our others that I am happiest when I am fulfilling my “why.” One of the best parts about my profession is when I am able to help others. For me, it is the reason I have continued to pursue a career in education.
As we enter the holiday season, it is also a time to reflect on the value of gratitude. Thanksgiving, with its name alone, embodies this sentiment. Gratitude is not merely a fleeting feeling but a practice that can transform our lives. It invites us to recognize and appreciate the abundance that surrounds us, even in the most challenging times. It reminds us that in the face of adversity, there is always something to be thankful for.
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