The Need to BELONG

Right in the middle of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs pyramid is something humanity craves – the need to BELONG.

Take for example, these personalized cookies that the boys got from our wonderful neighbors. They make us feel like we BELONG in this neighborhood.

So, what will I be thankful for this Thanksgiving?
Warm hearted family and friends (from near and far) who make me feel like I BELONG.

Have a great Thanksgiving surrounded by the love and warmth of family and friends!

Lend Me a Heart Replete with Thankfulness

O Lord that lends me life,
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.
~William Shakespeare

As you gather around overflowing dinner tables on Thanksgiving day, and are getting ready to attack that turkey (or tofu turkey for my vegetarian counterparts) and give it all that you got, I want you to FREEZE.

Yep, I said FREEZE. Like in the game FREEZE.

Find one person that touched your heart in the last year.

They might have picked you up when your heart broke.

They might have shared that beautiful rainbow with you.

They might have picked up your child on that crazy day.

They might have brought food over when you were busy.

They might have stood by you and just patted your on your back to let you know they are there for you.

Find just one person. Look them in the eye. Tell them “Thank you”. Hug them.

And, then attack that turkey. And, give it your all!

Because, my dear friends, thanksgiving is more than that turkey and yams.

It is another day to express our gratitude for this wonderful life that we are blessed with.

Happy Thanksgiving!!