On Things that I am Thankful For

THANKSGIVING !

As it gets closer to Thanksgiving, I find myself thinking of all the things that I am thankful for. In my life, I feel that it is essential to be grateful and mindful of the blessings we get every day. This allows the abundance in our life to keep coming. Mind you, I am not speaking of material things but rather of what I believe are truths to this life that we lead.

All of us come here with a purpose; we each get amazing gifts and talents that we have the chance to develop. Many of us know right away what they are and some of us take time to figure out. Either way each of us walks our own unique path.

I truly believe that LOVE and Compassion are the cornerstones of this life here on Earth. To know deep within that life is about giving and receiving love and compassion. This certainly does not mean that we do not run into daily challenges that threaten that concept. After all, we are human. This means that we have to face our challenges head on and try to do so with integrity.

My family is absolutely the most important thing in my life. Being with them, enjoying each moment and taking it all in fill me with tremendous joy or frustration at times, but more importantly a sense of purpose and completion.

I am so thankful for who they are and as a mother I can tell you they have not only made me grow as a person but have also challenged me to face things that I needed to change! It is so true how children hold up a mirror at our faults and they innocently turn the spot light on all of our areas of weakness.

Do we face these things knowing that they are there and need to be dealt with or do we hide and try our best to cover them up?

I think it is brave to admit to one’s self that there are things that need work. After all we all fall short in some ways and it is just part of being human. I hope that at this time in your life, you can find the strength to look deep within and face any of the challenges that you have in your life head on.

No matter what it may be, lean on those around you for support and encouragement and know that you have it within you to change and develop into the kind of person you want to be.

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the gift of health—my family’s health and happiness, the ability to pray and have the Freedom we all have in this country. My heart is full of optimism about the future of our country and while I know there will be challenges to face, I also know that as Americans, we bind our hearts together and have the ability to stand firm. It’s just what we do!

I am looking forward to taking my kids to feed the homeless. I want them to serve others and realize how blessed they are. I want them to grow up with the knowledge that when you have a blessed life, it is essential to share what you have and to serve others just like Jesus did.

While writing a check is also important and needed, showing up and allowing your children to also watch you serve is HUGELY important.

On this Thanksgiving, may you be overwhelmed with a thankful heart and blessed beyond measure!


XO,

Tara Brooke

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