The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence.  When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

From my family to yours…we wish you a very blessed, peace-filled, FUN day.  And if you celebrate Thanksgiving…than Happy Thanksgiving Day to you!

My favorite part of the meal is probably the stuffing, even with it now being gluten-free!  And a close second has to be my grandmother’s pumpkin pie recipe with some good old-fashioned whipped cream.  We’ll be chilling at my mom’s house all day – eating, laughing, having ping-pong tournaments, eating some more, playing games, and probably ending the night with some holiday movie (maybe even a little knitting in there, too).  Sounds like the perfect day to me.

No matter how the day turns out, one thing is for certain, I simply want to be FULLY PRESENT with those I’m sharing the day with.  I want to make more eye contact. I want to sit and really talk.  I want to laugh together and share stories and not be distracted.  Thirty Days of Giving Thanks is about finding a moment to be fully present in your day to simply share the love you have for another.  I hope your day is full of wonderful, quality, simple moments with those YOU love most.

Your Personal Reflection:

Be present with the people you share your day with today.  That’s one of the best ways you can show your gratitude.


And the random winners of the two spots for Outside In: A Return to Stillness are:
Anushka & Brandina! 

I’m grateful for all of you who entered and who are joining me for this online experience.  

See you in December!