Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving - Be #Thankful

I'm a few days early, since I do not plan on being on social media during the Thanksgiving weekend, but rather to savor each and every moment and to enjoy the company of friends and family in realtime.  

For many years now I've been making a concerted effort to remain #thankful everyday and to repel the negativity of others, especially within social media. We have a choice in this life, be sucked down the dark hole of despair or to knock out the darkness and live in the glorious light of a positive attitude. 

I #journal daily, which I find helpful to wash away my fears and to uncover the #blessings that abound. I urge you to try journaling. Your words are for your eyes only, hence making it a safe haven to explore your joys and sorrows. It's quite therapeutic! 

My wish for you and your families today and beyond, is to be true to yourself and to remain #thankful of the many #blessings that the good Lord has bestowed upon you. 

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!


Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
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  1. Replies
    1. Patricia, thanks! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving, Donna. I think we Europeans should also do Thanksgiving - I love Turkey :)Gotta wait for Christmas - doh! :)

    1. Hi Nicole, thanks for dropping by. Enjoy your turkey on Christmas!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving. I'm just popping in for a moment before enjoying the resting of the holiday with family.

    1. Hi L. Diane Wolfe... glad you were on the same mindset to spend the holiday offline. Hope you had a blessed day!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Donna! I hope you enjoy the time spent with family.

    1. Hi Karin, the day was lovely. Hope you had a blessed day too!

  5. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! I try to stay positive too and I agree with you that writing in a journal is very therapeutic.

    1. DMS, day was lovely. Hope yours was too! Glad you find journaling therapeutic too!


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