Thanksgiving is coming… so the other day before I began an art lesson, I asked some young students in a kindergarten class to name things they were thankful for. Here were some of their responses: my mom, my dad, my baby sister, myself, my house, flowers, my dog, roller coasters, watermelon, macaroni & cheese, ambulances, fire trucks, bunk beds, trees, my friends, ipads, my bicycle, baseball, pandas, dolphins, airplanes, the sun, the world.
What are you thankful for? What comes quickly to your mind?
I will start. I am thankful for…
my children, extended family, grandbabies, friends, family, students I’ve known, my cats, divine guidance, feeling healthy, my laptop, a roof over my head, my artistic skills that bring me such enjoyment, people I’ve met who helped me to be more spiritually aware, my busy hands, my book project, creative inspirations, pink roses, having nutritious food to eat, all kinds of trees (especially mighty oaks), sunrises, kind people I meet, funny movies (like What About Bob? and Money Pit :D), being optimistic, living near an ocean, living in California, national parks, birds of all kinds, having lived in Mt Shasta, all my road trips ( I love to drive), healing from health issues, my small feet that get me where I need to go, swimming with a dolphin in Hawaii, beautiful art, my education, always being near children and hearing their laughter, growing up in New England, my “former” life in CT, found pennies, the gift of song, believing in miracles as something ordinary, angels, golden opportunities, strawberries, libraries, happy dreams… this zany, wonderful life that’s getting more and more interesting….
OK, that is how I began.
Start your own thankful list and see what shows up. :)
Enjoy the holiday with loved ones. Blessings!