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Today and Every Day

Happy Thanksgiving! If you're in the U.S., you're probably celebrating or at least you're aware that this is one of, if not the, most traveled times of the year here. Especially this year as people feel more open about visiting friends and family. Of course, this is not the only day we can give thanks! This week's Seed was simple and to the point:

"Be obsessively thankful."

That's all. Nothing more, yet I hope it got you thinking. I know I started to wonder about what else I can be obsessive ... We all have our guilty pleasures. I simply love Dancing With The Stars and I picked a favorite contestant this time around. Much to my total delight, he won the mirror ball trophy this past Monday! I don't even have cable tv, but I found a way to watch every week. I have some other shows that really get me and I know I'm not alone in this. In fact, feel free to let me know some of your best loved programs or series.

What about a particular food? This past weekend my brother was raving about a certain brand of "swedish fish", from Sweden! He can only find them in one store near him and since we were visiting family out of state, we spent part of an afternoon looking for them in their area. We never found them, but his enthusiasm was so great, I'm pretty sure we all want to try them if we can get our hands on them. Have you ever heard someone say they are "obsessed" with a certain actor or series of movies? I'm a sucker for James Bond and I'm pretty smitten with Keanu Reeves in his John Wick films. (This is turning into "True Confessions" by Babs!) I think you're getting my point and here's what I'd like you to try out. Think about something with which you're obsessed. Reflect upon how that feels or if you're actually letting yourself give in to enjoying it, notice the good sensations you get when you indulge yourself. Really take stock of what that feels like all through your body. Then, while you're feeling that excitement, that ecstasy, start making a gratitude list. I'll bet at least two things will happen -- first, it will be really easy to come up with things for which you're thankful and second, you'll just keep feeling better and better. And, feeling better is exactly what I wish for you!

Sparkles and Love,


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Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN

is a sassy Queen-ager whose mission is to co-create a happier, healthier life with and for others.

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