Today’s “Thankful Thursday” focuses on finding and being thankful for new beginnings. New beginnings are the birth of brand-new things that manifest in your life. With new beginnings comes the realization of understanding the efforts of hard work and self-motivation paying off. New beginnings are a time for celebration and reflection. With every new beginning something else must end. The optimistic mind focuses on new beginnings as a plateau for new adventures, new journeys and new relationships. Instead of focusing on the past, focus on new beginnings of your the future.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. This week’s Thankful Thursday focuses on giving thanks. Today is a day of Thanksgiving and we all can find something to be thankful for. Being thankful is a state of mind and involves direct thought towards an awareness of thankfulness. Being thankful is something that we can do in our everyday lives in small or large ways in order to acknowledge the goodness in our lives. It’s important to have intended thought and understanding for how your thankfulness may grown. Many people are thankful to be alive and others are thankful that they survived a tragic event. In the Bible it discusses many ways to show and give thanks. In the Word, it says to give thanks in all circumstances for God is good all the time and all the time God is good. In Psalms 107:1 it says “oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love indoors forever.” In Ephesians 5:20 says “giving thanks always for everything to God the father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” and in Colossians 3:15 – 17 it says and “let the peace of Christ rule your hearts, to which indeed you are called and one body and be thankful.” It has been entrenched in history and in our very being to give and show thanks at all times. Reflect on this Thanksgiving Day for what you are thankful for and how you can give thanks in your everyday life.
When was the last time you took a moment to reflect on all of the good things in your life? How far have you come in your career? How far have you come from your educational goal? How far have you come in your relationships? How far have you come in your financial growth? How far have you come in your own personal growth? Reflecting gives us the ability to “see” how much we have accomplished. Taking time to do this, allows us to see more positive than negative in our lives. Take a moment, write a letter of “accomplishment” to yourself. Save it in place where you will remember to go and read it every so often. Make sure to take time to write down details of your “Thankfulness” in the situation. You will find that you have more to be thankful for than you realize.
All the Best,
This Thankful Thursday, I want to celebrate my thankfulness for the completion of the “PepTalks” Series. It was a long and hard journey, but with persistence and motivation goals are attainable. I will be signing and speaking about the “Pep Talks” series at the next book signing on May 17th, at Barnes and Noble in Tampa, FL at Wiregrass The Shoppes.
The Pep Talks Book Series is an introduction to a new way of interviewing and obtaining a job in today’s competitive market. The Pep Talks Book Series is all about giving the reader an advantage over their competitors when working toward the goal of gaining more knowledge and understanding in this new job market. This new job market is all about unconventional ways of obtaining knowledge while gaining the desired employment.
The Pep Talks Book Series explains how the new Job market knowledge and understanding how to better improve the chances of being “individually recognized” as a professional are vital. The Pep Talks Book Series assists with building job confidence and self-esteem along with providing detailed examples for the reader to use for interviews. The Pep Talks Book Series are designed to assist the reader in planning, executing, and managing their own career and potential growth in their field of choice.
Each section has an interactive “fill in the blank” area for guiding the reader with critical thinking activity examples to assist with brainstorming, and “Confidence Boosters” provide the reader with constant motivation for obtaining their “dream career.” The Pep Talks Book Series can serve the newly looking or the long-term job seeker with methods that will assist with the career search and provide motivation for future endeavors.
Excerpt from “Pep Talks” the series, for more information to to “Pep Talks” the Series
Being thankful is more than a feeling or a thought, is how we act when we don’t get what we want, when we want it. Thankfulness is about knowing that your situation is working in your favor for your good, for the betterment of who you are to be in this life. When you wake up, before you say anything – you could say “Thank you for my life, thank you my sweet sleep, or thank you for the ability to start a new day.” Each and everyday we have an opportunity to “begin again.” Beginning again is a gift. We get a new start and old things pass away. You have the ability to dwell on your past, or you can take the “new day” and go forward with a thankful attitude. You have an ability to start again with a new day, new way of thinking, and new unforeseen opportunities. Many times when we see the least happening in our lives, that’s when God, Higher Self and the Infinite Divine are working the hardest in our difficult situation. The key to taking hold of the “newness” is to never give up, never give in and have awareness when doubt tries to enter and take your thankfulness away. Being thankful is more than how you think, what you want or what you feel – thankfulness is a way of living.