Those of us of a certain age remember Sarah Ban Breathnach’s book, “Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy.” Two decades ago, many of us kept it on our bedside tables for a quiet moment of reflection before falling asleep. Still others would read while the coffee perked in the mornings, lighting a candle to set our intentions for a new day.
This video shows how one book inspired an entire movement toward gratitude.
A lot has happened in our world since then. But when we open “Simple Abundance” again,
as though for the first time, we are reminded of the constancy of spirit required to see us through the trials of our time.
I invite you to begin a gratitude list in whatever way feels right to you.
Perhaps you’ll choose to write “thank you” to the universe on slips of paper. Then, slip them
into a Goddess jar or twist them onto a string to hang on the barest branches of the tree just outside your window.
Or you may open the pages on a journal, jot down the day, and begin your list. Try for 5 gratitude's each day, no matter what happens in the world around you. When the day is difficult, go deeper. Find something, somehow, some way to say “thank you.”
Thanksgiving is “good medicine. As a practice, gratitude shines a light on the shadows of the world and uplifts us when we need it most. Of the many things I’m grateful for, one of those is you. May you enjoy an abundant day of Thanksgiving.