Today is Thanksgiving Day people! Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada (on the second of October) and the United States. It was originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth day of November in the United States and several other places around the world, albeit now secularly.
And guys, that's what today is, the fourth Thursday of November. I'm therefore going to cease the opportunity to be Thankful. I believe strongly in living a life of Gratitude. Gratitude is a lot more powerful than many of us understand. I'm going to share three things with you I'm particularly thankful for.
1. Healing. I spent the last two nights very ill and in the hospital. I didn't tell anyone about it, only the boo and my family who were with me in the hospital. Yesterday was a day of needle pricks for the myriad of tests run and at least three injections. When I was younger I quite enjoyed being sick 'cause it meant I got to be pampered, dotted on and just stay in bed and chiiiiiiilllll 😊. But right now ain't nobody got time for that 😡! Two nights ago I began to panic. I knew it wasn't malaria. I couldn't help but wonder; what if I have a tumor or other things I don't even want to put in writing. My mind began to imagine the worst scenerios and I was scared to sleep just in case I don't wake up 😅. I began to panic and sweat profusely. Then I asked myself, why so negative? I then remembered how one of my favorite books, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind says you can heal your body with your mind just through the power of suggestion. I also remembered an affirmation from another of my favs, Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude; I feel Happy, I feel Healthy, I feel Terrific!
I began to repeat this over and over again and not just repeat the words but FEEL the words (it's important you adjust your mind to feel that way) until I finally felt my fear ebb away and be replaced with hope, peace and happiness. I fell into restful sleep and although I still felt ill when I eventually woke, I knew it was only temporary. This morning I'm back home in tiptop condition. I've been placed on bed rest (and plenty of food... which I just don't need because, orobo) for the next three days but I already feel so strong, in fact I've gone for a walk this morning! I'm back in bed now sha, but I feel too restless and excited for this bed rest thingy. So guys, I'm THANKFUL for restored health!
2. ThelmaThinks Blog is 3. We turned 3 about two weeks ago. I actually didn't even know. It took a blog reader, Kene Francis, mailing me to tell me that we're 3. I damn well nearly cried when I got his mail, it feels so great to have blog readers who care about your blog as much as you do. So I'm thankful for three years of running this blog. I'm thankful for the doors this blog is opening for me, and even my blog readers. And above all I'm thankful for the best blog readers in the world!
3. On the first day of this year I said I will visit at least 3 African countries this year. A few days later I was in Ghana, months later I visited Kenya and Rwanda. I think the greater thing that I'm thankful for here is that I can think something and speak something and actually have it come to pass. This continues to play out in different parts of my life. I'm so thankful for that!
There's so much more I'm thankful for but now it's time for you to tell me what YOU are thankful for. I don't want "I'm thankful for life" generic type of comments, I want specifics. What are those distinct things that have happened in your life this year that made you thankful?