Giving thanks in times of troubleI think it’s accurate to say that this week has been a particularly negative and divisive one in this country.  I have found myself unplugging more and more every day, but it’s difficult to escape when it’s so pervasive.  It’s in these moments that I’m reminded how incredibly important it is to practice gratitude and bring myself back to what is important in my life to invite happiness back in.  Rather than catalog my gratitude on my FB page, I have once again started keeping a gratitude journal on that good ol’ fashioned thing called “paper.”  I have a beautiful notebook and each day I turn to a fresh page.  There’s something almost meditative about sitting down to think about and write out what and who I am thankful for.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I am hopeful that the innate spirit of reflection and thanks brings others peace, as well.