It has been a rather long year for me and several other people. When the advent Thanksgiving loomed ahead, It was necessary to ask “How much did I accomplish this year?”
Most of this stems from paying attention to what we do, instead of just sliding through the hours and the days, which turn into weeks and then months, and you find you’ve not done what you planned to do.
Well, as the song says, “That’s life”.
Sometimes, you get everything done. Other times, you feel overwhelmed and let stuff slide. It’s just how it is, and there is no need to feel like anything but someone who simply got distracted, overwhelmed, buried in work or family stuff. If you had to let stuff slide to take care of other business, the things you let slide will still be waiting for you when you return to them.
t could be a real sense of relief to sit down at your desk or your kitchen table, or whatever spot you like to use to be creative and just engage in mind babble – rattle on in a file that doesn’t go anywhere, the way you do in a journal.
If you feel overwhelmed and think you can’t find the time for just a few minutes to engage yourself with your story or your poems or your artwork or photos, think again. You owe it to yourself to take the time to look at what you’ve been doing, what you’ve been creating, what you’ve accomplished, even if it’s only 15 minutes before you hit the sack,
t’s easy to be grateful for a job, for a really good job, for family, friends, and your spot in the busy world. But it’s that little side bar of time that most of us miss, the time we take to do something we love to do – create.
And that’s what Thanksgiving Day is all about – being grateful that you can take that time, that you can spend time with family and friends, and that you have something to show for the time you spent being creative.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving and a good year coming up.