And the final count down begins!
We’re leaving for Mexico tomorrow for our annual Thanksgiving family get together. After that I’m reclaiming my life through the first of the year. I am super focused on my business every day of the year and the last few weeks of the year are for me.
I love my work and every year, I push hard from the minute the ball drops in Times Square on New Years Eve until this time of year. Me Time is on its way. Wooohooo! I’m fully aware that self-care is vital if I am going to have the energy to keep up with myself.
I spend each day of my life being grateful, so the idea of waiting until Thanksgiving to express gratitude doesn’t work for me any more. All I have to do is think about my life and where I am today as opposed to where I once was and that’s enough for me to celebrate.
Research has shown being thankful has benefits. When we show people appreciation, they want to give us more of what we are grateful for. Appreciation has more value than money – it’s been proven.
And who needs to deal with pain management when you can just say thank you? According to a study in 2012, grateful people have fewer aches and pains. Another study shows gratitude reduces toxicity in the body by releasing toxic attitudes and emotions.
As I look back on 2017, I can say it has been another awesome year. I am super grateful for the peeps I’ve met all over the world and for the things I’ve learned from my coaches and mentors. Life just gets better.
Most of all I want to tell you how grateful I am for YOU. Whether we’ve just met or whether you’re on my team, you are special to me. I appreciate you and what you bring to my life. Thank you.
And you know what else? I’m grateful for me. I appreciate the person I am, and the person I am becoming every day. I think it’s super important to learn how to love ourselves. How else can we learn to love others?
So I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Be kind to yourself and remember to put yourself on your gift-giving list this holiday season.