Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. ~ Henry Van Dyke

Canfield, 2012. S. Didato

Autumn is the season corresponding to the Metal Element and represents the Harvest time of the year in which the cool, dry air signals us to gather our essential resources in preparation for the Winter. In the chapter on the “Art of Life”, The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Chinese Medicine instructs us to “remain calm and peaceful” as dwelling in grief and depression, the “emotion of the lung”, will make it difficult to transition into winter. Instead one must “gather one’s spirit and energy” and strengthen the lung qi to “keep the lung energy full clean and quiet”.

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

~ Melody Beattie

During this time of year Thanksgiving acts as a reminder to share our feelings of gratitude. Though each day we allow our gratitude to go inward, we celebrate a Thanksgiving that is imbued with the genuine expression of our true nature ~ everyday!