Do Life Big…a Thanksgiving Message

Do Life Big…a Thanksgiving Message

I gotta slow down, stop for a second, take a look around, and I gotta take time, to hear that little voice inside…

Thanksgiving weekend is a good time for a road trip to see friends and family. I turned on Sirius radio and what better song to start off the drive than “Do Life Big” by Jamie Grace!

Solo road trips give me time to sing at the top of my lungs and reflect on what has been happening in my life lately.

What am I truly thankful for this Thanksgiving?

I miss my Grandma who passed away a couple years ago on Christmas Day. Her birthday is October 9th, so on my drive I was able to smile and remember her giggle, as I thought about how she impacted my life. In her later years in a seniors’ home in Calgary, I would fly out and visit her on Thanksgiving weekends. I can still hear her giggle and tell us stories of her “new” jobs which one was sewing buttons on for the servicemen in the war. Dementia had a way of stealing her from us, so the moments of clarity when she recognized me, were priceless. I am thankful for family that has passed, and their influence in my life.

Saying I came to give you life, so spread your wings and fly,
I’ve got a secret to share, you are enough to change the atmosphere…

Road trips are energizing. Sunshine. Windows down. Wind blowing through your hair (if you have any)!  🙂  Spending time alone on a solo road trip gives me time to think about my friends and family and how much they mean to me. I have close friends from 30+ years ago that even though we don’t talk everyday, when we do get together seems like I just saw them yesterday. That comfortable, safe feeling of being with people who know me and I don’t have to be “on” for them. I’m just me.

So go and do life big, big, I wanna do life big, big

Yes…I want to do life BIG!  Life is too short to wait for things that might happen or reflect on what should have happened in the past. Don’t put off what you can do today. Don’t wait to talk to someone that has been on your mind for awhile. You never know what they are going through and might need something as simple as a hello from you.

Happy Thanksgiving, what are YOU thankful for?

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