Open hands remind me that I am deserving of goodness. I am worthy, willing and capable. I refuse to let past rejection, fears, insecurities and previous losses stop me from being ready to receive this time.
While we celebrate the holiday that symbolizes gratitude for life in a free land, families have loved ones halfway around the world who have stood up to protect those freedoms. You have to respect that, no matter what your politics or individual views are.
This Thanksgiving, as you prepare your sweet potato pie or when you go around the table giving thanks, spend at least part of the time describing with anticipation all that you hope to bring into your life.
If you don't like what you're getting in your life, change your prayer. How you live your life is a form of prayer; what you pay attention to is a form of prayer; what you express gratitude for is a form of prayer.
I'm suggesting that instead of beating yourself up for "failing" again to stick to your diet or plan, you rejoice that you overdid it. You see, the key to eating success lies in our so-called "failures."
Everything in existence is somehow collaborating to keep you alive and well right now. From your breath, to the food that you eat, to the sun rising and setting. You could not help but be filled with gratitude.