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Abolish Thanksgiving as a Holiday

Abolish Thanksgiving as a Holiday

A Note from Neale...

We just celebrated Thanksgiving Day in the United States, where I am writing this, and where Thanksgiving Day one of the biggest family holidays of the year. But I have an idea about this holiday that is different from most Americans. I think that the holiday should be abolished. 

I don't think that Thanksgiving should be a holiday at all. I think it should be a HOLY day, and placed on the calendar of all sacred days and events. 

I also think we should change the way that Thanksgiving is celebrated. Forget about sitting down to a big meal and offering thanks to God for all the bounty that has been received during the past year. Instead, create a new ritual. Sit down together and thank God for all the goodness that is to come. Do not go around the table and have each guest tell what he or she has to be thankful for. Rather, go around the table and have each guest say what they are going to be thankful for in the coming year — and then have everyone give thanks right then and there, ahead of time. 

It's not too late to do that this year. If you missed it on the holiday have another Thanksgiving Dinner this weekend! Use the grace and the power of gratitude in advance! While the Thanksgiving feeling still fills the air, make your Manifestation List for the coming 12 months. Then hold a Thanksgiving-in-Advance dinner ritual. 

For that matter, repeat the ritual every day for the next year. Sincerely believe and be grateful for receiving the gifts that you just know will shower down upon you from God's limitless bounty. 

In Conversations with God the message about gratitude is clear. It is the most powerful form of prayer. Gratitude in advance, not gratitude after the fact. 

This is because to thank God in advance for something is the highest form of faith. It is a statement of supreme confidence. It is the Ultimate Knowing. 

When we come from this Place of Knowing, we move into an energy that creates miracles. 

The most powerful prayer that I ever heard is only 17 words long: 

         Thank you, God, 
         for helping me 
         to understand 
         that this problem 
         has already been 
         solved for me.      

So, while it is well and good to say "thanks" for things past, especially with other human beings to whom we owe a word of gratitude, it is extremely empowering to thank God ahead of time for all the goodness that will flow to you in the coming year. It is even more powerful to decide ahead of time what that goodness will be. 

Make a list. Check it twice. Write down all that you choose to have happen between Thanksgiving 2018 and Thanksgiving 2019. Read your list out loud at dinner. Encourage others to do the same. Share and Declare. There are few things more inspiring and powerful than public declaration. 

Suddenly, Thanksgiving Weekend 2018 will have been given a new meaning. It will now be about Sharing and Declaring. It will be about Knowing and Growing. We grow into what we know. 

So I think that Thanksgiving should not be a mere holiday. It should be elevated to a Holy Day. It should be the holiest day of the year. The day on which we say "thanks be to God" for all the wonder, all the abundance, and all the joys of life we anticipate and that we know in our hearts God is sending us in the coming year. 

It should be the holiest day of the year because gratitude is the most sacred tool in the Creator's Toolbox. With it anything can be produced, anything can be created, anything can be experienced! 

love and hugs, 

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© 2018 ReCreation Foundation -  Neale Donald Walsch is a modern day spiritual messenger whose words continue to touch the world in profound ways. His With God series of books has been translated into 27 languages, touching millions of lives and inspiring important changes in their day-to-day lives.
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