Dear Family and Friends ,
🦃With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of this special holiday - gratitude.
🙏Thanksgiving is a time when we gather with loved ones to express sincere appreciation for the blessings in our lives. Amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, it's easy to overlook the small wonders that bring us joy. This year, let's pause and acknowledge the abundance surrounding us.
🤗Gratitude cultivates resilience and acts as a beacon of hope, even in challenging times. So, I encourage you to share your appreciation with someone who has made a positive impact on your life. A heartfelt message can strengthen your connection and spread warmth and kindness.
🤝Let's also extend a helping hand to those less fortunate. Consider donating to local food banks or volunteering at community organizations. Together, we can make a meaningful difference and remind others that they are not alone.
🍽️As we gather around the table, may our hearts overflow with gratitude for the blessings we have received. Wishing you a Thanksgiving filled with love, laughter, and an abundance of blessings.
📩Here is a gratitude essay contributed by one of our members of our Zesty Sisterhood; Maria Antunez
“Gratitude is for me an essential part of My Daily Routine. Being in " gratitude mode" makes difficult days a little easier to navigate. That's for sure. I like doing Gratitude Journals. Transferring my thoughts to the page, helps me put things into perspective, and appreciate what already have.
I have learned to be thankful in advance for the blessings to come ... That opens my mind and heart to the beauty of life.
My Dad , a Cuban Immigrant, always taught me to be grateful, especially for living in this nation, where, though imperfect, we get to enjoy Freedom. In my humble opinion. I tend to take it for granted at times. I catch myself in those moments and get myself into Gratitude Mode.
I am always inspired by a spiritual leader's wise advice: May Gratitude be Our Mantra. May Thank You be Our Mantra.”
Thank you Maria. Have something you want to share with our sisters in future emails? Email me your suggestions to share!
With warmest regards,
Sharon North Pohl