How can we be more thankful?
Being thankful for all the joy, happiness and bounties we have is a way we can see through the inexplicable we all experience at times. Thankfulness is a gift or at least the art of being thankful. It is one of those skills we can never be good enough at.
Being thankful in our every day takes practice.
The delicious symbols of turkey and all the trimmings are simply that – a timely reminder to reflect and focus on all that is positive and bright in our lives. Perhaps it is also a time to try and see through the trials and tragedies we may have experienced and find a way to be even grateful for them. I am never as thankful as I should be but I want to try harder and remember to give thanks.
Thankfulness is about acknowledgement; self-acknowledgement and the awareness of others.
Like paying a compliment, bestowing thank you is as great a self-booster for the giver as it is the receiver.
Having our eyes wide open is another way to be thankful. If we don’t see, how on earth can we be grateful? So often I ride through the day thrashing about with what’s really not all that important and forgetting the fabulous. It’s not intentional but it happens.
Open hearts and minds make the thank you an easy leap. Generous and forgiving characters breed a more thankful nature in my experience.
Memories are another way to stay thankful. Memories trigger our emotions in every way and that is not a bad thing. Being reminded of something, whether it is negative or positive, helps us regain our centre and focus. Through memory comes experience and wisdom and I am so grateful of that.
Most of all I wanted to say I am so indebted to all of you who read and engage with me on a daily basis here at VA. You truly are the best and I wake up every morning in a hurry to create more of what I love to share with you. We have grown together over these years; life has changed direction in many ways and will continue to do so. The content, the talk and the look morph but there is one constant for me, I adore communicating with you, so a very huge and heartfelt thank you.
Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating and for those of us without a turkey feast to attend, let’s join in the sentiment and be ever more thankful. xv
And on practical matters,
Over the next few days, I will be bringing the best Cyber week deals I can find. If you need to shop now is the time. This morning I have found some truly great designer pieces – sizes aren’t bad and I apologise if by the time you click they are limited. I will do my best to find what’s not only brilliant value but available for all. When the celebratory haze hits you may enjoy a CLICK on these.
Party Season Is Upon Us: Save And Celebrate
***helmet lange ruched dress || **co black silk blouse || pleated collar blouse || eileen fisher silk blouse || eileen fisher trimmed blazer beaded collar blouse || ellerton wool coat || burberry wool trench || loewe dress || **givenchy sweater
in no particular order
you know how i love, love earrings; these are divine dingle dangles
(some are clip ons which i like for a heavier style or it’s easy to have them converted)