Thankfulness is good all the time and I so love we have a holiday for it. Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday (Gotta confess I LOVE Christmas best!). However, it is so nice to have people's awareness of what they are thankful for be the theme of the week...Fun to receive greetings and blessings that give me pause to think.
This morning, in thinking about all of this, I discovered what I am most grateful for right now is for the things that don't look like good news. I know that it is said life is perfect and we are learning from every situation. Certainly, it seems, I often learn more when things are NOT like I want them to be. And, I read something the other day in Mike Dooley's book, Infinite Possibilities:The Art of Living Your Dreams that made me stop and think. He said the universe wants us to have fun and learn and we'd be bored if everything we wanted just manifested immediately. Hmmmmm.... I don't know, I think I could handle that. LOL ...
But I also know..... that a little more patience and recognition that the lessons that come with the waiting for my dreams to manifest are much of what my life lessons are about. The analogy of the importance being in the journey, not the destination seems to apply here for me.
So, while I am blessed with much: my family, my health, my work and the amazing people I get to play with...this week, I am taking some time to appreciate the perfection of the things I am struggling with: A close relationship marred by betrayal, the realization we probably will never move out to our 40 acres and build a home to retire in, the need for all new plumbing in this 47 year old home and a husband who wants to be the contractor but moves much more slowly than I'd like! Although my magic wand of intention is powerful...and cognitively, I understand the lessons in these problems are a gift, I am sure, my challenge is how to handle them with grace and even, perhaps, detachment. This life is so interesting!
Do you have some problems you can be thankful for this week? I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!