Erinn Diaz: Entrepreneur, Performer, Author, Optimist
November is a great month, as my two favorite holidays, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving both fall inside. When the entire country takes a moment to stop and be grateful, I believe that it truly changes the shape and path of the universe to allow even more abundance all over the world.
When we were in Texarcana (the city that is split between Texas and Arkansas) performing this week, we were invited to a Thanksgiving service at the Cowboy Church, a beautiful congregation built by the members of the church with a genuinely warm feel. One by one, each family in attendance got up to the microphone to say what they were thankful for this year. In under an hour, we heard close to 100 stories full of gratitude for engagements, new babies, friendships, everyday love, new jobs, new homes, foundations, pets, fulfilling hobbies and on and on and on.
The fact is, if we look around, we will always find there is so much abundance around us. Even if you might be feeling “lack” in any area of your life, when you sit down and appreciate all of your current bites of happiness, you will just keep coming up with more and more and more. Not only that, but I have found that the more I appreciate something, the more I receive of it. It’s like a brain wave that keeps subconsciously putting things out there… the more I am grateful for the love in my life, the more love I receive and feel.
As cheesy as it might sound, I hope that when you’re sitting around enjoying the company of others today on Thanksgiving, that you’ll share what it is you’re most thankful for aloud with a full heart. Stop and write down a list of all of the things you are grateful for since last Thanksgiving. I’ll post my “attitude of gratitude” list, and I hope that you’ll share yours in the comments below as well. But the first thing on my list is this: I am thankful for you… yes, YOU… sitting there at your screen taking the time to read what I am moved to write. I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart, and wish you all the love in the universe. xoxox
Erinn’s ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ List, Nov 2016-Nov 2017: