Celebrate Thanksgiving every day!

Real Estate Agent with INET Realty Honolulu, HI 68131

As we approach that wonderful holiday that thanksgiving is, I just want to share with everyone something that has helped me greatly throughout the years.

But first let me tell you why Thanksgiving is my favorite Holiday... For most of you it is an occasion to be with family & friends, sharing a delicious dinner with traditionnal dishes. With my family scattered around the globe (France, Vietnam, the Philippines & my daughter in Missouri while we are in Hawaii), in my 31 years of mariage, we have never had a big family Thanksgiving dinner! Yet this Holiday is dear to me because of it's meaning. It is a time to pause & reflect on all the things we appreciate. It is a Holiday devoid of material gift giving, when we are thankful for what we have... material possessions & people in our lives!

People sometime comment on how always cheerful & content I am and my secret lies in the deep appreciation I have for being alive in this world. Hardly a day goes by without me being grateful! I am even grateful  for the people with a harsh or negative attitude, because they give me a valuable lesson. The buddhist say"love your ennemy". Try it & see how it makes you feel! Did you know that in chinese the character "crisis" is made of the symbols for danger & opportunity?

For some of us this past year has been particularly hard. The economic climate has put many of us in a crisis situation & you may wonder what is left to be thankful for. When you start making a list of material belongings, people in your life & the memories you have of joyous times, you'll realise that you still have a lot and that the crisis may open the door to new opportunities.  

Hawaiian have a great attitude toward life. They bless everything: the flowers for their beauty & fragrance,  the Ocean, the mountains, the winds... That makes them focus on something positive and in effect, changes their own vibration. They open themselves up to receive more blessings as they bless things.

My challenge to you is to try this... and open yourself to the bounty of the universe. Celebrate Thanksgiving every day!

Posted by

Monique C. Ting S e-pro SFR

iNet Realty

1750 s. King street Honolulu, HI 96826

Comments (5)

John Thomas
E3 Green HOMES - Boulder, CO
EcoBroker, MSEE, MBA

Great advice Monique...Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Nov 19, 2009 02:55 PM
Monique Ting
INET Realty Honolulu, HI - Honolulu, HI
Your agent under the sun

John, thank you for your kind words . I wish you a great celebration as well!

Nov 19, 2009 07:54 PM
Marcia Hawken
Naples Luxury Specialist

Wonderful thoughts.  Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Nov 19, 2009 09:09 PM
Michele Reneau
Certified Staging Professional (CSP) Elite Instructor - Summerville, SC
Realtor, GRI ~ Charleston, SC Relocation Experts Team

Monique-We have so much to be thankful for everyday. Being alive is a great one to start out with every morning. Not to mention, we have the best job in the world. Even when its hard, there is so much to be grateful for when we have success in helping our clients achieve their goals and dreams.

Dec 26, 2009 01:25 AM
Monique Ting
INET Realty Honolulu, HI - Honolulu, HI
Your agent under the sun

Michele- I am glad that you realize that too... and it's true, we DO have the best job in the world!

Hauoli Makahiki Hou (Happy New Year)!

Dec 26, 2009 07:10 AM