Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A Thanksgiving Thank You

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is almost upon us? Then it happens without even our knowing. We get so caught up in our get together's with turkey and cranberries and pumpkin pie that we forget what this holiday is all about.

I know it’s about Pilgrims and Native Americans and that first encounter, but we know in our hearts it’s so much more. So before you get started on the invitations and the menu planning, I wanted to share some possibilities about Thanksgiving that you may never have thought about.

After interviewing thousands and thousands of fascinating folks from all walks of life over some four decades from renowned doctors, lawyers, politicians, and celebrities, I discovered some similarities. Yes, they were thankful for their success and adoration for the work they do, but there was more of a common theme for their thankfulness.

Was it money? No! Was it recognition? No! It was thanks for their families and the opportunity to do for others. There were a few narcissistic souls, but very few. And that gave me hope that the world is not as screwed up and full of hate. It helped me to realize there is still hope in this wild and crazy world we live in.

Then I had the chance to speak with world-renowned Vincent Genna, triple power Psychic . . . an authentic and gifted Psychic with the knowledge of a licensed psychotherapist, and a charming personality that helped some 500 patients through the dying process with his hospice experience.

George Noory has had him on “Coast to Coast” several times along with so many other national TV and Radio Shows. But what hooked me was his read on what to be thankful for.

Here’s how it began. He told me we all sit around the table to share what we are thankful for. Perhaps it’s the good job you have or thank God you don’t have cancer like a friend. We compare ourselves to the rest of the world.

Perhaps we are just grateful that we are not that other schmuck that has to go through all the bad stuff. But are we really in control or do we merely make the right choices that bring us the good things? Is it luck? Maybe, but perhaps it’s the choices you. Therefore, maybe you should be thankful for the ability you have to make the right choices to bring you the things to be thankful for.

According to Genna, we don’t appreciate ourselves enough. It is the external world that is manifested by the internal self. He thinks we are too mean to ourselves. We downgrade ourselves too much. Bottom line is what happens outside starts with what you do on the inside.

So be grateful for that inner fortitude that steers you in the right direction so that you have much more than you can imagine to be thankful for on this special day and be thankful every single day!

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So perhaps this Thanksgiving I will hope for that inner self to be strong to make the right choices, and this Thanksgiving I will be thankful for the choices I make to share with you on POPPOFF - written and spoken.


From the files of Mary Jane Popp at KAHI Radio in Sacramento, California


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