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Yoga for Thanksgiving – Yoga for Gratitude and an Open Heart

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Do you remember earlier when I said I wouldn’t have any yoga videos scheduled for while I’m away? That turned out to be incorrect – hooray! My bee sting healed enough to allow me to make one yoga video shortly before heading out, so I’m excited to share this yoga for gratitude and an open heart with you today. =) That’s a perfect fit for Thanksgiving week, don’t you think?

Even though, as I’m writing this a couple of days ahead of time, I’m not looking forward to our incredibly long Sunday/Monday as we travel across the country, I am grateful for so many things. When this post goes live, we’ll hopefully be enjoying breakfast at my grandmother’s. I’m grateful that we’re able to visit her for Thanksgiving this year and that she’ll be home! She’s had a rough year that’s involved two broken hips and accompanying surgeries. She was worried she might not make it home from rehab before our visit, but it looks like everything worked out. I’m also thankful that we have the opportunity to take this trip to FL & WV – being able to actually use accumulated days off is still a fairly new thing for us since my husband had adifficulty getting any leave while on the submarine. Additionally, I’m thankful that we were able to cover most of our travel expenses with frequent flier miles! I’m also pretty excited about shopping at Publix in Florida. Publix is definitely my favorite grocery store! We’ll probably also eat at a Panera while we’re away…yum. Oh, and I’m also thankful I have a new winter coat and warm boots to wear in WV.

backlit leaves

Wow – when I stop to think about all the things I’m grateful for, I keep thinking of more and more things to list! It hasn’t always been that way for me – actively working on my daily gratitude practice has helped me cultivate an ‘attitude of gratitude’ that enables me to notice all the things I have to be thankful for instead of fixating on the negatives. If you’re working on bringing more gratitude into your life, I hope you take a look at all my free resources including a printable gratitude journal you receive simply for enrolling in my newsletter, this free printable gratitude journal page and the gratitude jar class. =)

gratitude jar

Whether or not you’re celebrating Thanksgiving this week, I hope that you find a few minutes to stop and think about all the wonderful things to be thankful for that are present in your life. =)

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  • Pamela Baker November 23, 2016, 04:47

    Have a happy blessed Thanksgiving. How wonderful to be able to share the Holiday with your grandmother.

    As soon as I saw Publix – my first thought was Florida. Couldn’t have lived without that store whenever I went to Florida.

    Adding to things to be Thankful for – thankful for the wonderful friends I have made along the way! Stay safe all while enjoying your day with your families!

    • Natashalh November 23, 2016, 07:05

      Going to Publix for my grandmother yesterday was so great! It’s very different from shopping in Hawaii. There is much more selection and the aisles are so wide! And everything costs so much less it’s crazy.

  • Duni November 22, 2016, 22:31

    I hope you have recovered from that long flight! How wonderful you get to spend time with your grandmother 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!!

    • Natashalh November 23, 2016, 05:50

      Thank you – I think I’m still working on recovering but much closer than I was yesterday! It’s really nice that we get to be here, and we’ll be joined by my husband’s parents & my mom tomorrow.

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