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No Thanks...without giving!

‘‘Tis the season to be jolly...right? I'm not sure why I'm writing this blog but I'm almost certain it has to do with the reality that time is not slowing down or waiting until we print the grocery list for Thanksgiving before beginning to unpack the three years worth of Christmas cards that we had stacked away still waiting to send. For the past two years, I have been promising a festive holiday season but it just keeps zooming right by! I always feel as though I have one more day to go pick up the grocery, go pick up the tree;Facts, I really don't! Which brings me to my point. Often times, we get caught up in the ”giving to get”. We fail to remember that there is no Thanks without giving. Throughout history, there was always someone making a sacrifice (giving) so that we may enjoy the treasures of life. It's this thankfulness I believe brought calm, balance and awareness that time is precious; that any moment could turn into a longing memory to experience the love shared with our loved ones. Thanks should be given through appreciation, acknowledgment, and stillness. Life is not a pursuit but a state of being that should be enjoyed every ticking moment because time waits for no one. So while we may bypass Thanksgiving nonchalantly with silver bells let's slow down and be sure we are ALL giving THANKS!

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