I decided a few years ago that, for me, Thanksgiving is no longer about Pilgrims & Indians, which weren't even Indians to begin with but rather Native Americans & devoted stewards of Mother Nature.
It is most certainly a time to honor & continue that stewardship in whatever ways we can, but I choose also to honor the tradition of gathering with family, however unlike-minded we may be, and to reconnect with the magick of gratitude.
Instructions for how to properly celebrate this national holiday are built right into it's title, and so that is precisely what I intend to do...
10 Kickass Quotes For Reconnecting With
The Magick Of Gratitude :
★ “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -John F. Kennedy (Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, 1963)
★ "It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation." -Roberto Benigni
★ “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” -Thich Nhat Hanh
★ "Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” -Eckhart Tolle
★ "Appreciation can make a day – even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary." -Margaret Cousins
★ “Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.” Hansa Proverb
★ “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” -Thornton Wilder
★ “Be thankful for what you have and you’ll end up having more.” Oprah Winfrey
★ “If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” -Meister Eckhart
★ “Gratitude for the seemingly insignificant- a seed- this plants the giant miracle.” -Ann Voskamp
If you'd like to deepen your gratitude practice in a way that is both lighthearted & magickally profound, I invite you to check out The Gratitude Fairy portion of the Winter Solstice module...