Happy Day before Turkey Day!
I know the holidays can be hard when you are divorced or going through a divorce – there is nothing more painful than not having your kids on a holiday.
Let’s not sugar coat it. I am not going to tell you to just chin up on this one.
IT IS HARD. YOU MAY CRY. I often did. I grew up with such strong traditions at the holidays that I was devastated thinking that the kids wouldn’t have the same in this new world
If you don’t have your kids tomorrow, or maybe it is a very different holiday for you this year, do what you need to do to let your emotions flow – feel them – let them wash over you
But also try to plan something – with friends, family, Netflix and wine – whatever it may be
Grab a journal or a piece of paper and still find time to write down 5 things you are grateful for.
Gratitude is one of the most powerful places from which to live your life.
When we take stock and write down what we are thankful for, not only does it move us to a different emotional place, but it also is one of the most powerful energies you can put into the universe.
Write them down and then say them aloud
Here are my 5 things I am so grateful for…..
1.) I am so thankful for the opportunity to live on this earth at this exact moment knowing that I have the power to create the life I want to live
2.) I am so thankful for my 3 amazing children. Giving birth to them and watching them grow into the unique humans that they are is one of the biggest gifts in the universe
3.) I am so thankful that I left a corporate job that I was no longer fulfilled in and focusing on helping mamas create lives they want and their children need
4.) I am so thankful for my husband Joe and the opportunity to love again
5.) I am so thankful for friends, old and new, that I am meeting on this life journey – I know none of them are coincidences and are for a reason
Just saying all of that fills me with peace and love. When you come from gratitude you can’t also feel fear and anxiety at the same time.
So, I invite you tonight or tomorrow morning before the kids get up or tonight when they are asleep, find some time to not only write down 5 things you are truly grateful for, but to say it out loud. Whether you believe in God, the Universe, Source, a higher power, say it out loud with meaning.
I promise you, you will start the Thanksgiving holiday from the right place.
Happy Thanksgiving all!