“Everyone in the world should be able to sleep without fear at least for one night. Everyone should be able to eat to his/her fill at least for one day. There should be at least one day when hospitals should see no one admitted due to violence. In doing selfless service, for at least one day, everyone should help the poor and needy. It’s my prayer that at least this small dream be realized.” Mata Amritanandamayi Devi
WooHoo! Welcome, welcome, welcome. Today is an awesome SITSGirls Blogger Day for me as the featured blogger on the ” ‘How To’ Featured Blogger on SITSGirls Series…” I am marking today, Tuesday November 16th, as a stellar day. In case you don’t know, SITSGirls stands for The Secret to Success is Support and represents a community of over 7000 bloggers who are committed to supporting each other through blogging, commenting, learning, conferencing and more.
Joining the SITSGirls community opens the door to a cavalcade of insider tips, knowledge, new friends, and myriad ways to become your best blogging self. As SITSGirls Tribe Leader for Team Lamby and We♥Wordpress, I have met new blogging friends and opened my eyes to other ways of building blogging connections.
How do you become a featured blogger? Join the community, submit a request form, check in regularly to support/comment on the SITS site and on other featured blogs and one day … it’s your turn. Voilà! Do join in and become a member!
As a motivational blogger, I am constantly looking for ways to write pieces that uplift all of us. I write both motivational and eclectic pieces and if a topic inspires me, I go for it. Picking three posts to recommend to you was hard so I went for broke and offered you a few more…
For posts on a similar Thanksgiving vein to warm our spirits, or to put a smile on our faces and/or even to keep us going, I’d suggest these posts; Maintaining a Positive Attitude, Books that Shaped my Worldview, Power of Prayer, Living Life with Courage, On Leadership, Email Bliss, Sacred Cows, Gourmet Popsicles, NYC Photo Journal, Yoga Love, Our Pet Cat, God’s Grace, Yinka Shonibare MBE, On Blogging, and On Books to Inspire … Or pick any post from the interview series and connect with another person.
I invite you to grab a cuppa tea/coffee or your favorite beverage and stay awhile. My featured post below is another way we build community and share our goodwill with each other; comment love is key! Thank you for stopping by today.
My SITSGirls Featured Post: Ten Tips on How to Show/Share Our Gratitude before Sitting Down for Dinner this Thanksgiving Season.
“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.” Meister Eckhart
Even as many of us celebrate with spectacular feasts and a joyful heart, Thanksgiving can be a depressing time for some people… While this is a great occasion to celebrate, we must take time to pause, reflect and take stock as we rush around preparing ourselves for the holiday season.
The Thanksgiving Dinner, which is a uniquely American tradition celebrated here and in a few other nations, offers a fantastic opportunity for us to count our blessings whilst sharing a wonderful feast with our friends and family. Often, in our rush to get the perfect chinaware, table settings, stuffed turkey and desserts for our guests, we forget to stop and say a prayer or give thanks for others; folks who have limited resources or going through hard times, and friends who have quietly or overtly helped us throughout the year.
The following ten tips should help us ease our way to the Thanksgiving dinner table while remembering to honor and be truly thankful for our largess. Before sitting down for Thanksgiving Dinner this year, you may choose to perform any of these 10 simple acts of gratitude; doing at least three would be a phenomenal start to the holidays. More below!
“Que tout être en ce monde dorme sans peur, même une seule nuit. Que tout être en ce monde mange à sa faim, même un seul jour. Que même pour une seule journée personne ne soit admis à l’hopital suite à des violences. Que chacun aide de façon désintéressée les gens dans le besoin, même une seule journée. Qu’au moins ce simple rêve se réalise, telle est la prière d’Amma.” Mata Amritanandamayi Devi
1. Before Thanksgiving Day arrives, jot down and share 10 things you are thankful/grateful for in 2010 and 10 ways you’d like to give back to others.
2. Send a Thank You email to 10 friends and/or 10 family members specifically identifying the reasons you are grateful to have them in your life.
3. Identify a Homeless Shelter in your area or a neighboring area and deliver food/clothing to them; a special dish on Thanksgiving Day would be perfect.
4. Find at least one person you don’t know to show a random act of kindness and, if the spirit moves you, start today and perform a random act of kindness for the next 10 days.
5. Deliver a bouquet of flowers to a stranger in your local hospital with a note that identifies them as someone you are honoring/ praying for this Thanksgiving Season.
6. Pay a visit to your local Elder Center and invite one of the elderly members over for Thanksgiving Dinner.
7. Volunteer to serve a meal at a local Homeless Shelter before sitting down for your Thanksgiving Dinner; most serve early in the day which gives you time to go home and finish your prep time.
8. Donate to a favorite charity or two; specifically in honor of Thanksgiving and make a commitment to make an offering to a different one each year.
9. Write a Thank You blog post for your readers, fellow bloggers and definitely for the SITSGirls Community to show appreciation for the support and comment love you’ve received to date.
10. Don’t forget to say grace, visualize abundance for the coming year, and treat yourself and your loved ones with compassion on this special day. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
What other tips would you offer the community as a way to show/share our gratitude for 2010 and honor our Thanksgiving Dinner in a memorable way? Do Share.
My Positive Motivation Tip: Cherish the good in your life and always share your goodwill.
Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank believes in positive kismet/fate and writes two bi-weekly blogs; Mirth and Motivation and Positive Kismet where she shares motivational, goodwill pieces and more. She is a mom to twins, a master trainer/educator, former real estate program director, writer, healer, motivational speaker and social media fan. She loves a good laugh, good food and an occasional jaunt to somewhere around the world.