7 Days of Gratitude
By Tara Mideaker
While Thanksgiving is one of several “harvest” related holidays around the world, its background is about so much more. It recognizes the earth for providing us with sustenance. It honors the natives of America who helped new arrivals to thrive in a strange land. It expresses gratitude for survival through tumultuous travels and weathering difficult times. It reminds us that there is always an opportunity for a new beginning and to be thankful for the endless supply of support that is available to us when it is needed.
Whether it is Christmas, Ramadan, Yom Kippur or your birthday, aren’t all holidays really an expression of gratitude? Why wait for a special occasion when you can show your gratitude each and every day. Here are some crystals and ideas on ways to say “Thanks”.
Carry Black Agate and be thankful for the ability to remain steady when things get tough. Even if you feel as if you are falling apart, you will find the inner peace to overcome any obstacle and conquer the day.
Meditate with Apatite and be thankful that your physical needs can always be met. You have endless resources to obtain what you need to live a full and healthy life. Remember to take the opportunity to help others to create a circle of abundance.
Keep a Golden Tiger Eye in your pocket and be thankful for strength when you need it. We all face challenges and it is important to be reminded of the inner and outer sources of strength at your disposal.
Wear a Carnelian and be thankful for your instincts. You are equipped with an internal warning system that will always provide dedicated protection. Trust and nurture your instincts.
Carry Imperial Topaz in your wallet/pocketbook and be thankful for how prosperous you are. Believe that you have enough and you will…that is true prosperity. Be generous and give back when you can to truly show your gratitude.
Give someone a Rose Quartz and be thankful for Love. It really is all you need!
Give yourself a Labradorite and be thankful for it all; the good and the bad and especially your enduring ability to learn and grow from each moment of your wonderful life.