In 2010, I created my first ABCs of Gratitude list. I look forward to this project every November. The simple yet thought-provoking exercise is a unique way to reflect on the year. I label a sheet of paper A through Z and fill in with blessings.
According to Ingrid King gratitude is a wonderful way to raise your vibration and shift your energy. The vibration of gratitude is a powerful force. It can shift your mood and your thoughts from a place of scarcity to a place of abundance. Wayne Dyer believed that if you get to a place of gratitude you will experience peace. Be in a state of gratitude for everything because there is something to learn in everything. Be grateful even for the pain because there are lessons to be learned.
In keeping with my annual Thanksgiving month tradition, my 2019 blessings are listed below. I always compare my list to prior years. Some years have more peaks, and other years have more valleys. But, I always find 26 blessings.
My ABCs of Gratitude for 2019
Auction…Midwest country the best
Biltmore Estate…tea and 63 Christmas trees
Crossnore…sponsor 7 children at Crossnore School & Children’s Home
DAR…school committee state award
Friends…long leisurely lunch visits
Grove Park Inn…stay in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Room
Heaven Sent Anthology…Rose and the Six Kittens
Interview…Davis Phinney Parkinson’s Ambassador
July… Missouri Vacation
Kice…summer visit with my 7th & 8th grade teacher
Love…of family, friends and Joe
Micanopy…historic Florida “antiques” town
Okun MD…movement disorder specialist
Pink Boxing Gloves…KitKat is my name
Quiet Time…read, reflect, rest
Rock Steady Boxing…trainer Shanda
Sixty-Nine…birthday party at Teapots & Treasures
Tent House…termites be gone
University of FL…movement disorder center of excellence
Victoria Vacation…sister Donna
Writing…profiling creative people with Parkinson’s
Yoga Class…balance benefit
Zone Out…when being creative
What are you thankful for today and for this year?