This year, nothing went as planned and Thanksgiving looked very different than it traditionally looks for me. Yet it turned out to be one filled with love, generosity, sisterhood, blessings, fun and family.
When I reflect on it I suppose what stands out to me most from this last week, is how much gratitude can grow when it's shared.
Usually for Thanksgiving my family gathering is so big we need to use the local church kitchen and gathering hall to accommodate all of us. I have two brothers and three sisters and 20 plus nieces and nephews, many of them are married and now have children of their own too.
For so many reasons, gathering in that way was not an option this year and at one point it looked like I may even end up spending Thanksgiving alone. Which was going to be weird and new for me and, I was also truly ok with it.
But as fate would have it, I was called back to Southern California, plans had changed for my youngest daughter and I was needed there. We thought, well at least we would be together and we were so happy for that.
Then, my incredible soul sister who lives nearby called to invite us to spend Thanksgiving Day with her, in her home with her family. I had never met her family in person but there was no hesitation for me or my daughter. If we could be there we absolutely would be.
You see, this sisterhood that we have consciously chosen and devoted to over the years has resulted in a deep connection that expands far beyond us. It means that our extended families also benefit from this bond and when the opportunity came for us to gather together in gratitude and thanksgiving we felt welcomed and wanted and like family. It was both magical and completely natural. We played, we ate, we napped, we laughed and teased and just enjoyed this moment in time together.
I tasted a new flavor of gratitude yesterday, one that I want to learn to cultivate more of, one that I want to share with others, so they can experience it too.
I was full of love and gratitude even when it was contracted and I was planning to be alone. It began to overflow in every layer of expansion as plans evolved to include more than I had imagined and I feel a deep desire to create more of that limitless possibility in my life.
May you also receive more love than you thought possible,
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