Your Miniature Thanksgiving Day
If you stay up with the latest in self-help
and coaching, you will notice that many
therapists and coaches are great at teaching
you how to plant the seeds that will
someday reap a plentiful harvest.
You Sew To Reap
You figure out what is important to you
and you get your priorities in life straight.
You learn to set goals, break them down into
easily doable steps, and then tackle them
one at a time at your own pace.
You work daily in the hope that one day in
the future it is all going to “pay off.”
You will be so thankful when it’s done!
After The Harvest
But just as important as all the WORK of
self-improvement and healthy, positive
life change steps…is what you do after you
harvest the fruits of all your labor.
Can you spread out your goals accomplished
and dreams achieved in front of you on the
“Thanksgiving Day” table and dig in?
Can you appreciate and enjoy the sense of
pride and accomplishment you have earned,
letting a “job well done” nurture your soul the
way a nutritious meal nurtures your body?
A Miniature Thanksgiving Day
It seems a shame to gather together all you
have worked for, hoped for, prayed for…
the end result of all those
long days/weeks/years of effort…
place it all on that beautiful table
and then push your plate away, empty.
A Moment to Acknowledge
Denying what you have achieved,
moving on to the next “project” without
celebrating the end or success of another,
deprives you of the last essential step
in completing a goal : acknowledging
and enjoying what has been accomplished.
Don’t Rush Through Success
Take your time.
Savor the moment.
When you’ve achieved a goal, stop.
Experience that feeling of happiness and
personal pride, success, and gratitude
before you go on to the next goal.
It is not enough to reap a harvest.
You must take time to enjoy it. 🙂