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My Thanksgiving Thankfuls List

Pearl, Malti, Bruce
So grateful for my “inner flock” – we are family.

Every year I get another year older.

Thankfully, I also get another year wiser….most years at least.

For the years I don’t, there is always Thanksgiving.

A few years ago, some research came out telling most of us what we already knew – feeling grateful feels good. It also told us some things we didn’t know – namely, that feeling grateful can change the structure of our brains.

Since my brain needs all the help it can get, I took this to heart as well as to mind.

Yet I still don’t remember to say what I am grateful for every single day. Even after so many, many, many years of working so hard to transform my anxiety-focused brain into a gratitude-focused brain, it is still but the work of a moment to spiral out of sufficiency and back towards scarcity once again.

And so….Thanksgiving.

Today will not be a day I forget to say what I am thankful for.

Join me?

Here goes. I am grateful for (in no particular order)…

  • Pearl, Malti & Bruce, my “inner flock”
  • My family – Mom, Dad, Flash, Adam, Erin and their precious kids
  • My heart friends
  • Guardian angels
  • Meditation
  • Deep breathing
  • Yoga with Adriene
  • My intuition studies with Sonia Choquette
  • Ladybugs
  • Walks on the beach
  • Camping
  • Books
  • Writing
  • Coffee and tea
  • Happy hour
  • The good doctors who care for me
  • String lights
  • Nature
  • My brave houseplants
  • Thrift shops
  • Warm, fuzzy, cuddly, comfy things
  • QUIET
  • The internet
  • Colors
  • My wonderful new car
  • My new iPhone video/camera
  • All the wise teachers and mentors (many of whom I blog about here)
  • Free time
  • Love

With great respect & love,

Shannon

My Thanksgiving Thankfuls List


Shannon Cutts

Parrot, tortoise & box turtle mama. Writer. Author. Mentor. Champion of all people (and things) recovered and recovering. http://www.loveandfeathersandshells.com http://www.shannoncutts.com


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APA Reference
Cutts, S. (2019). My Thanksgiving Thankfuls List. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 5, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/mentoring-recovery/2019/11/my-thanksgiving-thankfuls-list/

 

Last updated: 10 Nov 2019
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