I would like to suggest that those of you who are spiritual, want to raise your vibration, and who do not live in the USA either adopt the Thanksgiving celebration or choose another day so that you also can take the opportunity to let go of your issues to do with anyone who has upset you and to thank the Universe for your blessings – because we all have them.
I will never forget my first husband’s words when I had walked 5 miles to work and 5 miles back to earn $7.50AUD in 1988. I was so depressed at only earning that amount in the coffee shop I did readings in. On my arrival home and moaning about my fate, he said, “Well it is a loaf of bread, a bag of potatoes, a carton of milk, and an uncooked chicken that you did not have the money for, but you do now.” I felt so terrible because that $7.50 did, at that time, provide those items. I was indeed blessed, but could not see it. For every experience I have gone through which could be termed negative, there has been a positive outcome either in learning lessons, experiences, or letting something go. Whenever I find myself bemoaning my lot these days I remember those words.
My mother use to say when I bemoaned my fate, “Well at least you are not disabled or deaf or blind.” Indeed, I was not, and it would always make me bless my life. Forgiveness and thankfulness are two of the most important things to deal with on a spiritual aspirant’s path. There is nothing more needed than to practice them. You cannot move forward until you begin their practice and then to continue practicing them. It took me until two years ago to learn that lesson and to finally let go of everything I had in my life that was holding me back. Look upon your enemies as being your very blessed friends, because they are once you return home to Spirit. It is just sad that we will not see that until we do go home!