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Thanksgiving: Celebrating Gratitude and Authentic Living

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Happy Thanksgiving Week!

I love this time of year for the connection it brings and for the chance to gather with family to eat like there’s no tomorrow!

Of course, there is some preparation stress to contend with menu planning and making trips to 5 different stores to get all the ingredients I need, but the rewards are worth it because I get to connect with my sister and her family, with my husband’s family and, if we’re lucky, with our own kids as well!

I know family gatherings can be stressful for many people, especially if you have family members who disagree with your perspective on things. They may feel it necessary (generally after one too many glasses of wine 😉) to share their opinions on everything from who’s in office to whether or not climate change is real.

We find ourselves in a very divisive and challenging landscape these days. Sometimes it feels almost like we’re being pitted against each other just to make up good news stories!

If you read my last blog, you may remember that judgment kills curiosity? Well, it turns out, this doesn’t just happen when we rush to judge ourselves. It also applies when we rush to judge others – something we’ve become conditioned to do, and which our current state of affairs fuels even further.

Even though drunk Uncle Larry may not be open to deeper questions about why he believes what he does, there are still ways for YOU to press pause on your judgments and get curious about them.

And when you give yourself the space to get curious, there is almost always something you can learn. 🧐


Monday Mindshift

It’s the 1° shift that makes the biggest difference over time.

One of the ways you can keep yourself from getting stuck in your judgments of others is to realize that they are as passionate about their point of view as you are about yours. And guess what? No amount of arguing over who is right will get you to meet in the middle. You can find proof of that just by turning on the news or checking out the comments section on your favorite social media feed. Both are full of people lobbing insults at each other, yelling so loudly, and being so mired in their own point of view that they are deaf to any perspective other than their own…

Remember what I said about judgment? How it throws a big old wall around you and isolates you from others? Not only does it cut you off from opposing viewpoints, but it creates an echo chamber that accomplishes nothing other than reaffirming your own perspective; which leaves no room for growth.

Now, I’m not suggesting that you have to agree with their perspective. Not at all! In fact, you are entitled to your own opinions just as they are theirs.

But what would happen if you paused for a moment and set aside your rush to judge. What if instead, you took notice of their passion for their own beliefs? What if you could look at them not with judgment, but with some compassion?

Maybe, just maybe, that would create space for curiosity and a little dialog – something we all desperately need right now! 💞

Give it a try and see how it goes! Who knows? You might surprise yourself!



Living BRIGHTer is...

B - Be Brave

R - Cultivate Relationships

I - Live with Intention

G - Practice Gratitude

H - Prioritize Health

T - Live your Truth

What is Magenta?

The color magenta is one of universal harmony and emotional balance. It is spiritual yet practical, encouraging common sense and a balanced outlook on life. Magenta helps to create harmony and balance in every aspect of life; physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

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