Everyone that’s trying to sell us something uses “thanks” in their add or their promos. We have so much to buy and so many lines to conquer, that we may be forgetting the reason for the Holiday… GIVE THANKS!
Before we join shopping craziness…
As a content writer, you may imagine how many newsletters arrive into my inbox, and how many hours I spend online, surfing for worthy content that can be shared, or thoughts that may inspire. And sometimes inspiration comes from very unexpected places. Today it came from Goop, Gwynette Paltrow’s blog… Yes, deep. The blogger shared this quote by Ram Dass:
“If you think you are enlightened;
go home for Thanksgiving.”
Truly! That’s why we get the whole long weekend. Not to go crazy shopping. But to have time to sit on the couch for hours, turn off your cell (because everyone else you work for and with should be doing the same), and hang out with the ones closest to you. It doesn’t take a spiritual guru to tell you, when those people you love are gone, the empty space they leave on the couch can never be filled by anyone else. So travel as far as you have to and go spend some time with your people. Rest, think of what you’re thankful for and don’t forget the ones who no longer have a warm place to go for a hot, yummy plate of turkey and goodies.
WE ARE THANKFUL
Impressions is a great place to work. If you can call the virtual office a place. We’re not all together in the same building, as our team is truly mobile, and international; American, Danish, Costa Rican, you name it. But one thing we have in common, we take the time to count our blessings. And just to show you we did the work, here are some of the things we’re thankful for
I am thankful first and foremost for the Lord and all the blessings he has given me.
I am thankful for my close family friends Chris & Annie for all the support and generosity they have given me.
I am thankful that I am in good health and I have great family & friends surrounding me.
I am also thankful for Impressions group and the Impressions group team. It has been a great year of learning & working. I don’t know where I would be if it wasn’t for our team.
Having a new daughter. She brings me so much joy!
I’m thankful that I get to learn how to be a mom.
I’m thankful for my amazing husband who is so supportive.
I’m thankful that I have an awesome team of people to work with. Montserrat and Lance are so loyal and supportive and our whole content team does a rockin’ job!
I’m thankful for our clients from so many different industries. It’s fun to learn from each of them and to help them win online.
Great Team to work with
I am thankful for my parents, who taught not to be afraid of new experiences, new people and new cultures. Without that, I never would have ended up traveling the world and living in Paradise. They also taught me to not take myself too seriously and to not be afraid to make mistakes, and living in a country where I am only just beginning to learn the language, it is often necessary to laugh at myself. A good example is the many times I have told the lady at the bank that I need to “park my electric bill” instead of pay. Ooops. And thank you for your patience, bank lady! A big thanks to Skype, which allows me to stay in constant contact with friends and family who are spread all over the world. How else would my brother and I continue to “hang out” and watch cheesy reality competition shows with almost 6000 miles between us?! Or still have girls night with my BFF’s in California while I am in Costa Rica?! And finally, i am thankful for my husband, who is without a doubt, the greatest man in the world.
I am thankful too. For peace after the storm. A family I can talk to about anything (even though it wasn’t always that way, makes me even more thankful). For having found the love of my life, marrying him and enjoying life together. For our only son, Mr. Jones. For a resting place in a tropical ski lodge at the beach. For work from home and the privilege of loving what I do and doing what I love. For salvation, none of the above would make sense without God’s Plan for my life.
What are you thankful for? STOP! Yes you, take time to think. Being thankful is not just about Thanksgiving, knowing what matters most should define the course of your life. What are you living for?