Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. Thanksgiving started during colonial times when the first white settlers (pilgrims) and Native Americans in North America sat down to feast together. It was a sign of co-operation and peace. It is unfortunate that over the coming centuries that peaceful bond would be challenged. But the tradition of giving thanks and enjoying the bounty of food still remains.
So it is always a good time to take stock of our lives and really appreciate all of the good we have. There are really so many things to be thankful for, but always at the top of my list is being thankful for the good health of myself and my family.
Being involved in health care my next level of thanks always extends to the masters of homeopathy. I give thanks to Dr. Samuel Hahnemann for bringing homeopathy to the world, my teacher, Vega Rozenberg, for helping me become a homeopath, and the late David Warkinton, my friend and the first creator of computer programs for homeopathy. Homeopathy has literally changed my life and the lives of so many people who have come to be treated. It really feels as though this is a miracle.
I am thankful for the internet and modern technology that makes it possible for me to communicate to all of you. It was only just 20-25 years ago that this opportunity came to be. Prior to this we would have had to rely on surface mail. Now we can communicate at the speed of light. This is another miracle.
I am thankful for all of the people in my life who share a similar vision of peace and healing for all. I know I am not alone and this always gives me great hope. It is through our intentions and actions that real change in the world can occur. We are constantly being challenged and the world does not always appear to be the way I would wish. But it is the way it is and this gives myself and all of you a wonderful opportunity to let our lives be a reflection of our beliefs. This opportunity is a miracle also. The world has not always been so free.
I am thankful that I have food today and can share it with friends and family. As necessary as air and water are, food can be enjoyed in a different way. I am grateful that I can enjoy healthy food that sustains me.
And I do not want to forget how thankful I am for my very existence. Yes it is easy to take for granted when I wake every morning and another day presents itself. But to really take this gratitude in and feel the love that is ever-present in my life is something to be very thankful for. The miracle of life; and I am here to live it, right now.
Take some time for yourself and reflect on Thanksgiving. Appreciation and gratitude are two of the healthiest activities we can do for ourselves. Now is a good time to be conscious of our joy. Blessings to all of you.