Thursday, November 6, 2014

Recipe for Giving Thanks


last Thanksgiving with family

Thanksgiving is in four weeks. Before you ready the menu, shopping list, and call the guests, prepare yourself for the holiday.



Recipe for Giving Thanks

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: Ready instantly, but improves if simmered all day.
Number of Servings: The more you share it, the more there is.



Ingredients:

solitude
paper
pencil
a handful of memories from 2014 
cup of tea or coffee 




Instructions:

1. Sit down in your favorite chair. 
2. Close your eyes and think back on some highlights from the year. Don't forget celebrations, difficulties endured, travel, problems solved, favorite relationships.
3. Jot down short details from each: names of people, places, events, laughter.
4. Keep working until you have 5-10. The longer the list, the more you have to be grateful for!
5. Read the list quietly to yourself. Recapture the feelings: joy, relief, satisfaction. 
6. Give thanks out loud. 



anticipation, worry, relief

 awe, 17" snow












laughter and friends

travel: Whidbey Island



summer adventures in Washington












summer adventures here in NC


the jellyfish 









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