Thanksgiving and Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving“Gratitude  is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse  to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”~Henry  Van Dyke

Giving thanks is not the same as having gratitude and appreciation. Having gratitude and appreciation is your inner embracing, owning and “having” those things which have manifested in your life.

Gratitude is an inner feeling. The acknowledgement for those things you already have. Having gratitude and appreciation is an inner expression of peace and contentment. In every sense gratitude and appreciation are vibrational messages felt deep in your soul that have the ability to shift your perception from negative to positive.

Giving thanks differs in that by giving thanks you are expressing in words or deeds the inner feeling. By giving thanks in any form whether it be a simple, heartfelt, verbal “thank you”, shouting it from the rooftops, writing a note, donating your time or money to help those less fortunate or saying prayer you are showing and giving gratitude and appreciation.

Do you EXPRESS your gratitude and appreciation to your loved ones?

Often we remain silent and do not express  our inner feelings to those for whom we have the deepest gratitude and appreciation. We might hold them dear on our hearts but do not express it as often as we should. Why do we hold back? Are you thanking those who mean the most?

Thanksgiving is wonderful time to visit your inner world to find gratitude and appreciation for all that you are, all that you have, and for those who helped you with valuable lessons (and even challenges) along the way. Once you connect with your inner gratitude it is time to express what is in your heart.

Say thank you to those who may not know how grateful you are. Don’t assume they know. Give thanks for your abundance by giving back. The greatest expression of living in abundance is giving. Many are struggling right now and your thanks-giving might be the very thing they need to find hope and a moment of peaceful joy.

Silent giving (on an energetic level) says thank you but your soul will burst with contentment when you express it in physical form.  Follow the “impulse” to express your heartfelt thanks. Allow what is inside to be seen and heard by word or deed. Why not make it a daily practice? Start now and by the end of the year you will create a beautiful habit of thanking those you are grateful to!

I would be remiss if I did not say thank you to all of YOU. To my family, friends and readers, my gratitude and appreciation is endless. I thank you for filling my heart with love. Your kind notes, love and support lives with me daily. Thank you for reading and sharing and caring. We are creating a healing vibration that cascades out and touches others. Thank you with all my heart! Happy Thanksgiving! Bountiful blessings to you and yours!~Shine Your Light Debbie

©Debra Taitel 2015 All Rights Reserved

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Debra is a gifted Clairvoyant Reader, Energy Healer, Author, and Intuitive Business Consultant providing insight and guidance to clients around the world. In addition to her clairvoyant readings, business consulting and healing work Debra also offers one to one personal empowerment sessions and leads meditation workshops to help people heal and awaken to their own truth and spiritual gifts.

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY~A Tribute to Moms

Happy Mother’s Day Moms! This special Mother’s Day blog is for you! If you are not a Mom, I would encourage you to read on because even if you aren’t a Mom, you have one.

The picture on this post is called ‘GENERATIONS.’ It is the 5 generations of women in my family taken at my Grandma’s 100th birthday party several years ago.

Moms are pretty amazing when you think about it. If she didn’t (or couldn’t) carry you in her body for 9 month’s to keep you safe and sound until you were born, she stepped in to raise you, and love you no matter what. Even if there were times she didn’t like you very much, she always loved you. Here’s the thing, before your Mom was your Mom she was a baby, a daughter, a little girl, a teenager, a woman. She toddled, scraped her knee, had a pimple or two and probably thought she would NEVER be like her mother. She was a person with challenges and probably went through a lot in her life. Your Mom had hopes, dreams and goals she wanted to achieve.  When you came along even if you were a part of her dream life, her life changed and she became first and foremost YOUR MOM.

Honor thy Mother for who she is!

To US she is Mom or Mum or Mommy or Ma but to her friends she is a friend, a woman, a confidant. She giggles & laughs, wonders if she’s doing the right thing  and has things she’d like to create. If your Mom is no longer in body, I’ll bet you found out a lot about your Mom the WOMAN after she passed. Mom raised you from her own set of pictures. So whether in your eyes it was the right thing or not, she was and is working on her own growth. It is her job to worry about you and protect you no matter how old you are. Do not threaten her child!

Mother’s Day is the perfect day not only to honor your Mom as  “MOM” but to honor your Mom the WOMAN. Take a moment to find out how her life was when she was a little girl…a teenager…a wife or single Mom. What dreams did she have when she was growing up? How about right now? What would your Mom like to do NOW? Your Mom is not just a Mom. She is a very special WOMAN who in many ways lives(ed) her life for YOU whether you want to admit it or not. Get to know her and see her for who she really is. You may be surprised at what you find out! 🙂

To my Grandma Sara aka Mom, GG (Great Grandma), aunt & cousin Sara : Although you are no longer with us, I love you more than words can express! In your eyes I can do no wrong. With the simplicity of a fruit salad and sleep over you showered me with a love that will never end! I love you…a bushel and a peck! A bushel and a peck I love YOU! (Grandma passed on 03/12/11. Her legacy of love is instilled and ever present in our lives. She truly lived life for her children.)

To my Mom aka Viv, Nana, sister, daughter, aunt, mother in Law, artist, chief cook & bottle washer, maker of the perfect ‘burnt chicken’ & gefilte fish 🙂 : Mom you surprise me every day! You are and continue to be an amazing woman who truly lives for her children & grandchildren. Thank you for all you have given and taught to me! I love you with all my heart and I’m honored to be your daughter!

To Moms everywhere HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! For the beautiful woman you ARE and ALL that you do for your children, may the love you give be the love you receive; Today, forever and always!~ Shine your light Debbie

©Debra Taitel 2009-2016 All rights reserved

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Debra is a gifted Clairvoyant Reader, Energy Healer, Author, and Intuitive Business Consultant providing insight and guidance to clients around the world. In addition to her clairvoyant readings, business consulting and healing work Debra also offers one to one personal empowerment sessions and leads meditation workshops to help people heal and awaken to their own truth and spiritual gifts.

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