A Post-Modern Thanksgiving

by Scott Noelle

Transforming your life experience (including parenting) from a grind to a groove leads to a peculiar realization:  It’s all GOOD... even the “bad” stuff!

There are hidden blessings in every situation. You may not see some of those blessings for quite some time — perhaps years — but who’s to say you can’t enjoy them before you know what they are? Don’t you enjoy receiving a gift even before you’ve unwrapped it? :)

So if you’re celebrating Thanksgiving today, try giving thanks for things that don’t normally garner your gratitude:

  • Your child’s crying, whining, aggression, etc.
  • The person who judged or criticized your parenting.
  • That thing you said or did to your child that you promised you never would.

Allow yourself to appreciate that LIFE IS GOOD... all of it! Acknowledge the gift of shadows, without which the Light would have no depth.

Have fun! :)

Originally published on 2006-11-23
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