In the mad race of life, it's the little things that get taken for granted. We all do it. Everyday. We don't realize how important our hands are until our thumb is injured or how our balance isn't complete without our little toe. We forget to appreciate pouring a glass of water until we have to ration what water there is to drink. We have all had a challenging year. This is the time to sit back and show gratitude for all the little things that make our life better. Health, family, friends (human, furry or feathered), food, shelter, electricity, sunshine and laughter to name a few. What can we do to make the world around us a better place? The first step is showing some gratitude. In a world of uncertainty and unreliable leaders we need to rise above negativity and be grateful for all that we have. Challenges can be acknowledged but dwelling on things that bring us down don't get us anywhere. As 2020 comes to a close, we have a new year to look forward to. Instead of dreading what is to come, let's change it around and share some excitement of the possibility of living in a better place. Don't forget to take some time for yourself, even if it's sitting down for 10 minutes to have a cup of tea. Smile at your neighbors, lend a helping hand and find compassion in your hearts for those who can't seem to rise above. This thanksgiving I hope you can all find some time to really appreciate what makes you smile, what makes your heart beat and what makes each day worth living. Thank you for allowing me to share my love of herbs, plants and products. I hope you all can enjoy some time with your family and friends during this holiday season.
Stay healthy and well!