I think about the non-stop divisiveness, turmoil, stress, and anger that permeate today’s climate. It seeps through my pores and enters my psyche. Looking for solace, I turn to a page I have dogeared in my Science of Mind magazine: 

“I am thankful for all the miracles, seen and unseen that bring me back into alignment with my true nature. I am thankful for so many opportunities to learn to love myself so I could learn to love others.

I am thankful for the outstanding beauty of nature that makes me appreciate life. I am thankful for the wisdom to make right choices for my good. I am thankful for the vigor and health of my body that allows me to experience such a joyful, active life. I am thankful for the sunrises and sunsets, for the vastness of the ocean and the beauty of its many moods and colors. I am thankful for the clothes on my back, my food and the roof over my head.

I am thankful for the quiet moments of self-reflection, for the peace in my heart when I realize how much I am loved. I am thankful for the people and books that inspire me, for the roses that smell heavenly, for the kindred spirits that understand me and support me on my life’s journey.

May you start each day with a grateful heart.

Happy Thanksgiving!