For me, Thanksgiving starts mid-October, because my first real experience of it was in Canada, where they celebrate it before their US neighbours. This was a bit confusing for me at first, because I had only ever known of the US tradition at the end of November. Do you celebrate Thanksgiving where you are?
Of course, this is a human tradition, but since owls are grateful too (all animals are), I thought I’d share some of what I am thankful for, and invite you to do the same. When I review this year since last October, I have experienced many wonderful things…
– the first book about my leap of faith and subsequent adventures came out
– people around the world are feeling really inspired by my stories
– I attended my first ever book fair
– I spoke to school kids about trusting and evolving their creativity
– I found that life is continually filled with leaps of faith, some small and some very large
– I made new friends along the way, some of whom will be appearing in upcoming books
– I strengthened my courage (and wings) so I can fly wherever I am guided to help people in new ways
Since I LOVE making things and sharing them with you, I made a PDF called “Owl That I’m Grateful For.” It’s a simple gratitude list where you can write down what you are thankful for.
Make this gratitude list a part of your Thanksgiving festivities!
After you print it and write your list, you can:
– read it to your friends and loved ones around the table this Thanksgiving.
– share this link and invite them to write their own list!
– send it to someone special and tell them owl the things you’re grateful for about them!
– tweet this!
Best of all, you can make it part of your daily practice. I’ve found that saying 3 things I am grateful for before I go to sleep makes for a lovely rest, and I wake up feeling more excited about life!
What are owl the things you are grateful for? Share them on my Facebook page.
Love & Hoots!