November is the month of giving thanks in the US, and Thanksgiving day culminates the ultimate indulgence of family, friends, football, and food. We abandoned the traditional celebratory rules years ago for a variety of reasons. We don’t particularly like turkey, are not into football, celebrate the most mundane events with food nearly every day anyway, and most definitely consider family first all of the time.
So, when our kids asked if the holiday was on the ‘sacred’ list we wholeheartedly said no. It was more important to us that they use a couple of free days off work to do precisely what they love, which is to travel. While they were in Paris, we were at their place in Miami, enjoying a few days of staycation.
Prior to the Thanksgiving staycation, November was filled with family visits, outings with friends, baking, crafting, party planning, and getting a head start on decorating for Christmas. It was certainly a month of love, abundance, and giving as we felt more settled into ourselves than we have since we sold our home over a year ago.
I felt the guidance of my WOTY this past month and fully realized why it chose me. Being grateful for what we have, not worrying about the future, or stressing over little things create an abundant life – a life filled with more….
Where there is gratitude, there is abundance.
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