This week we declare and celebrate Thursday as “Thanksgiving Day” (here in the U.S.).  Today was spent with a close and dear circle of friends.  Among our sharing was all that we a grateful for.

It is all too easy, in our hurried worried world, to focus on what’s going wrong or what we don’t like or don’t want in our lives and times.  To do so engages the Victim Orientation and sets in motion the dynamics and reactivity of the Dreaded Drama Triangle.

Instead, let’s declare this as “Gratitude Week” and plan to start each day in quiet contemplation of those people, experiences, things, etc. in our lives for which we are grateful.  By putting our focus first-thing on that for which we are thankful, we will enter the day firmly rooted in a Creator Orientation, which greatly increases the liklihood of relating to others through the roles of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic).

Please join me in this week of gratitude.  Start now: what are you grateful for?

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