Plethora of Plenty

Dear Humanity,

It’s officially thanksgiving day in America, the land of the free and the home of the brave in the country in which I was born.

I would like to share with you what my heart on this thanksgiving day is truly celebrating.

It’s not about the turkey.

I would like to start with however, that I am thankful to the turkey for the many things it symbolizes, far beyond a good meal.

Today I am celebrating the plethora of plenty, a double amount of excess that we Americans often take for granted.

From deep within I am thankful for the life I’ve been granted. Good, bad, ugly and beautiful. It all means something to me. The joy, the pain, the happiness, the suffering. I’m thankful that I can learn from all that life throws my way.

I’m thankful for the founding of our country and the freedom it offers me. Knowing that my freedom came at the cost of others losing theirs makes me sad. I’m thankful that the humans in this country are recognizing that the native Americans who have been here for much longer, matter. They are important to the culture and well being of everything this country is trying to stand for. Although we often mess that up, I know.

I am especially grateful for the right to fight in a civil manner for freedoms that many Americans still don’t have. Believe it or not, we are still working on finding the best way to pursue life, liberty and justice for all.

It is a huge privilege to be able to speak up, speak out and to be able to write freely about the areas our country needs improvement in, without fear of losing our tongue or being thrown into jail. Peaceful protests, a gift not many on this globe share in.

I’m thankful for my children and all my family members. For our health and our wealth. I may not have much, but I know that many on this earth will die today from war, famine and thirst. I know that in my own country families with children and individuals will not be sitting inside a warm home with a banquet table of food in front of them. I acknowledge that there are hungry, cold and homeless right here in my city. I’m am thankful for the plethora of plenty that I live with every single day. And for the opportunity to give, to try to help end their suffering.

And I’m thankful for you, and your presence here in cyberspace with me.

You matter to me. I just wanted you to know. I wanted to tell you that I’m thankful for each and everyone of you, the talents you share, and the differences you are making on this home we call Earth.

Today I’m cognitively celebrating the ability and the plenty that I have to be thankful for.

And it feels so very good, I think I’ll do it again tomorrow too!




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Even On Your Worst Days

Dear Human,

Even on your worst days life is still life.

Even on your worst days you still get to see the sun rise and set and the moon wax and wane.

Even on your worst days the earth still spins on it’s axis and the planets still continue their voyage around the sun.

Even on your worst days you still get to marvel at the beauty of the snow and rain and mud and mountains and oceans and stars and so much more.

Even on your worst days you can do one, some or all of these: you can walk, talk, smell, taste, and/or touch.

Even on your worst days someone such as your mother, father, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, son, daughter or simply and only God … loves you deeply.

Even your worst days are beautiful days, because they are opportunities to find the other side of ugly in your circumstances and turn that day into a purposed and meaningful day.

Even on your worst days, your worst days EVER, you still breathe in and out, your heart still pounds, your mind still thinks (even if only barely) and your emotions are still active.

Even on your worst days you still have the chance to be kind, loving, compassionate and spiritual.

Even on your worst days … you are still an individual member of the noble human race and an integral part of the collective consciousness that consists of our essence.

Even on your worst days … you still ARE.

I’d say dear human that even your “worst days” are truly incredible days just waiting for you to understand the extreme miracle of your very existence.


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Shape Shifters


Dear Human,

Every person, without exception, must accept that everyone belonging to mankind is a “becomer”. Human beings never truly arrive. Life does not allow for anyone to ever “get there” because improvement is always a possibility. Humanity is always, always, on its way.

What you are becoming isn’t fully understood. I know that sounds strange, but it’s strangely true. Hopefully you are on your way to becoming a better person tomorrow than you were today and a better person today than you were yesterday. But nonetheless it is still a process of becoming.

There is something however that you can be assured of without doubt or question while you march onward in this vast space of existence; you are not journeying on the road to becoming all alone.

Look around and see with your eyes your fellow travelers. Sense with your soul that all who surround you in this moment are also in their constant state of “becoming”.

Doesn’t that feel better? Doesn’t that create a stronger sense of connectedness? Doesn’t knowing that you are sharing your experience with 8 billion other sentient beings somehow make you feel a part of the whole that you already are?

As you walk your individual path, do so with the understanding that with every step, with every life experience, you are constantly changing along with every other human being living on this planet.

Everyone is being transformed. Life is not time, but time as we know it furthers our species along in this amazing process of becoming. In large part this journey of constant change is one of the most beautiful and exciting attributes of being earthlings.

Better shape shifters, more beautiful caterpillars, more powerful and profound energy I have never known, than that of the human being.


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