May Thanksgiving day, and every day be a day of gratitude, not just for what you have, but for your gift of YOU to yourself. You are unique. You are beautiful. You are enough. You are exactly who you need to be right now in this moment or you wouldn't be. Today, I'm grateful to be who I am right now! That's my affirmation because I often feel like I should be somewhere else, someone else or should have accomplished more by now. I don't like how that feels. It doesn't help me sing any better either, because how we feel inside about who we are is always reflected through our voice, no matter how much talent and training is there.
Today I'm breaking the popular mold, and giving myself thanks, and my voice, and then my family and friends and then everything else, because I'm finally realizing, the relationship I have with myself, has a direct impact on my entire life, my perceptions and yes, my voice. I FULLY LOVE AND EMBRACE EXACTLY who I AM NOW. Will you join me in embracing yourself? What would happen if we all decided to embrace who we are in this moment? I like how that feels!
I invite you to look in the mirror, into your own eyes and say, “I’m grateful for who I am right now.” Feel into that statement. Notice how true it feels - or doesn’t feel. Let it all be ok. Be a bigger space for any feelings to emerge within yourself and acknowledge them. You might feel like, “Who I am isn’t ok because I haven’t achieved everything I want to achieve” or “I have made the same mistake over and over.” or, “It would be easier to be grateful about me if I had x, y and z under my belt, or could do x, y and z better.” Whatever comes up for you, be a space for that to be ok as well. The greatness that is in you, is waiting for you to fully accept you in this PRESENT MOMENT, because this present moment is all there is.