If you woke up this morning, it is reason enough to practice the Art of Gratitude. By saying, “Thank you, I woke up today.” Sometimes I have to remind myself to be thankful. Other times, I forget how mighty the power of thank you is or the Art of Gratitude. So today, I wish you a Fabulous November, and I would like to introduce November’s theme on BKLS, “The Art of Gratitude.
The Latin word “gratia” is where the phrase Gratitude originated. “Gratia” means grace, graciousness, or gratefulness. And Gratitude is also associated with a sincere appreciation for receiving a kind gesture from someone.
Towards the end of November, we celebrate thanksgiving day, and so many of you chose the month of November to be grateful. I have done so many gratitude Challenges in November, and after it is over on November thirtieth, I go back to those moments where I sometimes once again have to remind myself to be grateful. It is a bit of a cliché that the theme for November 2022 on BKLS is the Art of Gratitude. But I wanted to take this November to set the tone for the rest of this year and beyond to remind us all that every day is Thanksgiving Day. And in every moment, we can find things to be thankful for, both great and small.
Many of us move through life so quickly, neglecting to savor life and all its beauty. But when you have Gratitude in your life, you will realize all the goodness in your life and the goodness of others. I believe Gratitude allows us to connect to something greater than ourselves. Sometimes that greater something can be a deeper connection with yourself, a higher power, other people, or even nature.
So as November starts, let us begin with the Art of Gratitude for this new month but let us also allow Gratitude to be a guiding light in our lives every day.
This month we will be sharing the following:
- What is Gratitude
- Local Feature
- Why is the practice of Gratitude so important
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- Ten Stylish Coats to Elevate your look this Autumn|Winter
- The benefits of living your life with Gratitude
- Ten of our Favorite local wine shops
- Ten tips for incorporating Gratitude into your daily life
Stay tuned for these and so much more this month on BKLS. We hope this month’s articles inspire you to make the Art of Gratitude a part of your daily lives.
Happy November, Dahlings—I am Grateful you are here.