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Today, on thanks giving day, the world is shocked with all the carnage in Mumbai over the last 24 hours.

I simply cannot understand why and even less so I cannot even begin to know what the loved ones of those killed, injured or missing are going through right now.

I feel especially sad having visited Mumbai many times and even stayed at the Taj Palace hotel once. Only a few weeks ago, a dear friend and her husband stayed there for a week and I am so grateful they were not there this week. But at the same time, my heart and thoughts are with all those grieving right now around the world.

What have they got to be grateful or thankful about today?! Just how does one console them?

If we broaden the picture to the wider world, then there is so much tragedy, misery and sadness all around us in the world. If we choose to focus on those things, then what do we have to be grateful and thankful for today?!

That brings me to the point of this post – no matter what “negative” things are going on in the world around us, I believe and I just know that there is so much more beauty, love, gallantry and kindness in us and around us.

There are no bounds to the depth and capacity of the human spirit to endure such harsh times as over the last 24 hours – hard as it may be at the time. At the same time, we are capable of so much more and I really do believe that peace and love will prevail.

If we can’t believe that to be the case, then there is no hope for any of us.

So here is what I would like you all to do on this thanksgiving day. I have written five detailed and long thanks-giving articles on y blog – I invite you all to read them today and apply whatever lessons and ideas that resonate with you.

Thanksgiving Week Lesson 1 – How To Embrace What You Already Have

Thanksgiving Week Lesson 2 – How To Let Yourself Give and Receive

Thanksgiving Week Lesson 3 – How To Add a Little Sizzle to Your Relationships

Thanksgiving Week Lesson 4 – How To Harvest the Wisdom from My Top Blogger Friends

Thanksgiving Week Lesson 5 – How to Serve Others at the Global Table

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