It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. I recently read a “Psychology Today” article about how to determine what your true values are: the deep-down, hardcore things that make your life worth living. They’re not as easy as you think to pinpoint and they aren’t always what you think. Love and kindness, both to and from others, personal safety and security : who wouldn’t value such things? Yet we expend most of our life force on things with fleeting value. We want and chase more money that we need (for enough safety and security, of course 😉 ) We waste time on comparisons with others – we used to call it the “Rat Race” or “Keeping up with the Joneses” ; now I think it’s FOMO – “Fear of Missing Out”. Honestly, Facebook is great but terrible at the same time.
On this Thanksgiving weekend, I remember values I cherish. Family. Health. Memories and their Traditions. Thankful for those I knew and learned from. Thankful for those I will meet and learn from. Thankful for today. Oh, and for the pumpkin pie, extra whipped cream, please. Happy Thanksgiving to all!