These past few years have taught us many things, the biggest thing being cherishing our health and our loved ones. I’ve watched many of our organizations that not only depend on donations but also on the people that are served by these organizations. The struggle is real for families. Having our world shut down in so many areas has been difficult. The more we show appreciation, the more things appreciate. When life returns to “normal,” plan to donate as it’s going to take lots of time for them to recoup.
As many of the organizations start to reopen, reach out to be a part of their events and see how you can support them.
Have you ever been without? We need to understand how others feel. Food insecurity is real and is closer than you think. Being homeless can happen to any of us. Look at all of the support groups for cancer, foster children, AAA…the list goes on. We might feel stuck, but while we have all of those amenities, we sometimes forget to feel thankful.
As we move into 2022 take a moment to give thanks for everything you have in your life. This has been the strangest year for so many of us and has been scary and full of uncertainty.
Starting the morning with gratitude begins your day in a grateful way. Just take a moment to breathe in and share what you are thankful for, and the same before you go to sleep. Try to remember when you're going through a difficult time to look at the brighter side of what it could be. Another thing I like to look for is the golden nuggets—sometimes we miss those. I believe they are meant for us to learn from, but we lose out if we don’t notice them.
Today is your gift. Will you share it or hoard it? Either way, only what you do will matter. How you feel only matters to you. Share your gift of love today. There'll be plenty more.
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