True Thanksgiving

During this season, everyone begins posting, texting and writing what they are most “thankful” for. A season for thankfulness should be a part of our daily lives.

Doing so gives us the feelings of greater joy and happiness thinking of what we have accomplished, survived and have to look forward to. Thanksgiving is, of course the day set aside to bring in the holiday season and share with others.

We plan family gatherings, cooking major food and goodies and counting calories. However, I have had to as a coach and crisis counselor, work with those who are struggling to find what can give them joy and just a ray of hope.  Loosing family members, divorce, separation and more does not allow them to have true joy, feeling forced to “pretend” to be happy during this time of year. Some will suffer from what is called the Holiday Blues. Commercialism plays a huge part and expectations of others.

If you are a person that can identify with this struggle or know someone else who may be showing signs, it is time NOW to learn to be healed and whole so that a spirit of thankfulness can be better achieved not for one or two days, but for a better life.

Learning to make emotional habits for change is very important. There are a few keys that I would like to share: Be fed Spiritually and make a daily habit to give thanks daily for your life. You are a part of a bigger plan. Talk to your family or a true friend about how you are feeling. Being able to be honest with yourself is the first step to being better. Once you are able to share your feelings with the right person, you’ll feel better knowing you are not alone. Somebody has felt what you are feeling and/or have been waiting for you to open up so that they can help you through your moments.  Finally, share the gift inside of you with someone in need. Your time of love and charity will allow you to see that you are important and your life is needed for someone else. If this is not your struggle, it is for someone else. Share this blog post to open the door for the conversation. Take time from your day and check on someone who you care about. Encourage mothers and fathers and seniors that they are doing their best by just offering what you see best on your level. It may be a gift card, help with their yard, a day out to breakfast or just a heart felt hello and hug.  The worst feeling in the world is to have someone see your pain, hear about it later and hear someone say, “I thought something was wrong.”   Always remember that a little goes a very long way!

If you have read this and would like to reach out, please email me for a link I can send you to one of my wonderful mp3 recordings on healing during this season.  It is 40 min that will empower you and give you some vauluable tools.  You can listen to it over and over again.  .  this will be my free gift to you!

Thank you for taking time to view “Dr. Karen Says”.  I look forward to hearing from you in the future and remember to make every moment matter.  Walk in a spirit of Thankfullness and Joy!  Our days are filled with Destiny.

Love and Blessings,

Dr. Karen

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