Thanksgiving Gratefulness

It’s Thanksgiving week and everybody is writing posts about that.  I wasn’t going to.  But you know, in view of the current climate here in the US, focusing on the good things in my life and being grateful for them is one of the things that is giving me a sense of comfort right now.

Regardless of political opinion and how you feel about the outcome of the election, I think we can all agree that it’s a time of anxiety and uncomfortableness.   I’m grateful for the privilege of choice and freedom to take action and make my voice heard.  We have so much abundance in our lives, something that many of us take for granted.  When I started traveling to third world countries I gained new perspective on that reality.  Traveling has also given me the gift of embracing tolerance and understanding that we may have differences, but our hearts are the same.  I’ve lived in a cocoon for far too long.  Reaching out – one to one – is a great place to start, and it’s something that we can all do.  Activism is new for me.  It’s time.

It’s taken me a bit of time to get used to the idea of vulnerably putting myself out there on the internet, sharing life, work and connecting with you.  I’m grateful for the space I’ve had in my life for the last 5 months to blog away and learn about how I want to show up.  It’s a work in progress.  

I’m grateful for the coaches who are showing up right now to support me in the relaunching of You Have To Just Start and the beginning of a coaching practice.  Their expertise and professionalism will make this happen!  I’m excited about how the next 5 months is going to unfold.

The last few post election weeks have made me so aware of how grateful I am for the people in my life.  My family.   My extended community.  They are my people and I feel a fierce mama-bear protectiveness.  

And the last thing I want to say today on the big, wide internet  – I’m deeply grateful for my partner of 36 years, who makes my life better every day with his supportive actions.  He never complains about anything I do.  Ever.  It’s quite remarkable.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and hold your people close.  

Big love to all of you –

Jean

Image:  On the way to Everest Base Camp.  Nepal Trek 2014.