Attitude, Gratitude and…Popcorn?

Attitude, Gratitude and…Popcorn?

What makes us grateful? What determines our daily attitude? Is it our own mood as an individual? Is that influenced by others or our environment? I would say yes to all of the above.

Recently, I’ve been pondering gratitude and attitude, but also with a little bit of popcorn on the side. Popcorn you say? Why popcorn?

Well, most of us prefer our popcorn in a specific way. Lots of butter, no butter, a little salt, dump it on, etc. But what if we are sharing that said popcorn with someone? Someone we care about. Are we willing to forgo our slathering application of liquid gold to the contained corn in order to allow the other persons own taste bud desires to be fulfilled? I would hope so. As individuals, showing our gratitude for those in our lives is extremely important, but forgotten all too often.

When we are faced with loss, death, grief, and even excitement, happiness and joy. We reflect back to those who have contributed to all of the emotions we feel, whether they are positive or challenging. They’ve helped make us who we are and we must stop at some point and alter our attitude if needed, show our gratitude, and be willing to share our popcorn.

As time with our loved ones becomes limited due to our busy lives, longevity or logistics, it becomes more and more clear to us what is really important. It’s not materialistic belongings. It’s not who was right or wrong about whatever topic, and it certainly isn’t worth potential emotional damage to anyone.

Never taking others for granted. Never losing sight of what you are grateful for and the life you are privileged to have.  And never being afraid to say you’d prefer no butter on your popcorn, but know when to compromise with a little less salt for those we love.

 Hugs to all!     

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!!!

Another Halloween rolls around and we are all a year older and again get to enjoy the celebration of trick or treating and Halloween traditions as we gather with family and friends.

To some it can also be the celebration of the onset of Samhain. The celebration of the end of the harvest season. The end of summer.

To others it is honoring our departed loved ones and remembering them. Connecting with their spirit energy is an important part of Halloween to some.

It also can be a time of reflection as we go into a different distinctive season. A time to look at ourselves, our lives, and our surroundings and see if where we are heading is truly our destiny.

 

Is this feeling a way of communication used by those who have passed on and are attempting to connect with us in some fashion to help guide us with our decisions? Perhaps. Is it because the veil between the two worlds is at its thinnest and the chance of such a connection is at its peak? Maybe.

 

What do each of us do to possibly prepare for such an event that could bring us closer to spirits of those across the veil?

Whatever is needed for you to fill your own heart with comfort is wonderful and your own.

What do you do for the Halloween holiday?

Blessed be…