Traumatic events, the ones created by nature, have sadly been occurring more often in recent years. Catastrophic events which are created by humans have also been more frequent. During the past few years, we have been shocked to wake up and to hear on the news, yet again, about an event which claimed innocent lives. These events are disturbing to us, and shatter our sense of calm and peace.
As a society, we have learned to be more aware of people in general, and the activities around us. We are being encouraged to watch for suspicious behavior by anyone, which may be a sign of distress, leading to a horrific act. Our sense of calm, and being able to live freely, is threatened.
There are certain things you can do to regain your sense of peace, and balance, in a frenzied world. Take time out of each day, and practice gratitude for your life, and the wonderful people in it. Be grateful that you have a home to live in, food to gain nourishment, and people who you love and care about around you. There are many people who have lost loved ones this year, through senseless events, and others who have lost their homes.
As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday this month, give thanks for your good fortune, and find your peace.
Happy Thanksgiving from the ETM Woodridge team, to all!