5 Things I’m Thankful For on this Thanksgiving Holiday

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Hey Glowers!

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m actually a day late posting this, so it’s the day after Thanksgiving, but there’s a reason why I’m thankful that I’m posting this a day late. I wanted to share with you the top 5 things I’m thankful for and I wanted to challenge you to write down the top 5 things you’re thankful for. I tend to practice gratitude everyday, but I still think it’s healthy to share it with your loved ones…with the other Glowers in the world.

#5: I’m thankful for the experiences I’ve had this year and for the courage to take risks and try the things I’ve always wanted to try. I’ve been able to launch my platform, be in a few movies and TV shows and start my entrepreneurial journey. I’ve had quite a few challenging experiences that have made me question my decisions and have allowed for so much reflection. So, I’m thankful for the challenging moments as well as all of my growth opportunities.

#4: I’m thankful for having an extended family of awesome in-laws-to-be. I’m engaged to someone who has an amazing family and who has made the ‘Welcome to the Family’ transition so warm and so loving. They came from out of town to visit us for Thanksgiving and I’m thankful that we were able to eat together, laugh together, play fun games together and just fellowship together. I had a ‘no social media’ policy for myself when I was around them (for most of the day yesterday) because I really wanted to be in the moment and show them that I appreciated them flying here to be with us. So, I’m thankful that the reason I’m a day late with this blog post is because I had family to spend time with instead.

#3: I’m thankful to be healthy. This year I started running and eating healthier and I feel like a million bucks. I didn’t make a New Year’s Resolution or anything, I just started cutting out a lot of sugars and eating more green leafy stuff. And I started running in the mornings to get some clarity and direction for my life, and I ended up losing some weight and feeling great! So, I’m thankful that this year has been a healthier one for me.

#2:  I’m thankful for having returned from living in China and having amazing, supportive family, friends and a partner here in Atlanta to help me transition back into living here. When you live abroad for a while you realize that everyone’s life goes on without you and everyone has a family to raise and a career ladder to climb or a business to build, so you can only hope that when you return back to the states your family and friends can carve out a little time for you. It’s nice when you can have dinner with friends and they want to know about your experiences and you can catch up where you left off. So I’m grateful for the relationships I still have and for my family who has been there through it all.

 

#1: I’m thankful for The Go and Glow Project. I’ve been able to connect with so many inspiring and motivating women with my project. I’ve been able to interview some people who have inspired me to go after my dreams. I’ve been able to create the possibilities for my dreams. And I’ve received emails from women and men who are inspired by my project to go after their dreams! So, helping people has been one of my top priorities this year and I’m thankful to God for my helping spirit.

Now, what are you thankful for? Let me know in the comments!

Until the next blog post, Go and Glow!

One Special Way to Say Thank You and I’m Thinking of You

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Hey, Glowers!

Today’s essentials for my arsenal includes:

1. A 314-page special edition O Magazine book called Dream Big.

2. My journal.

3. My personalized Thank You notes that I’m writing to a few people today.

When I was little, a friend of our family bought me my first personalized stationery set, to which my grandparents then taught me about the importance of hand-writing ‘thank you’s’ and ‘thinking of you’ cards to people I’m grateful for. That stationery set and life lesson were 2 of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received.

And my close friends, family and even a few favorite former coworkers probably have about 5 of these kinds of cards from me over the years (that’s how many sets I’ve had! Ha!)

I like to sit down and let God use me to write to people I’m thinking about and grateful for and let them know. No special holiday is needed. Gratitude is my attitude.

So who are you gonna write to today? Or who can you encourage? I challenge you to spread some love and light today and hand-write a personal letter or card to that person you’re grateful for and thinking about. Appreciation and edification is a beautiful thing.

Until the next post, GO and GLOW!

xo, Natasha Cole