Those of you who are soon to celebrate your holiday of Thanksgiving know that the holiday centers around appreciation. You take time to appreciate family, friends, or some quiet time for yourself. You take time to appreciate a diversity of food, fun, activities, or rest. You take time to put the world’s problems aside so you can enjoy the things that truly matter in your lives – love, laughter, relaxation, sharing, & caring. Even if you spend the holiday alone in peace, you take time to commune with that which is peaceful and beautiful inside yourself. Dear ones, every day can be a day of giving thanks. Every moment offers opportunities for appreciation.
In traffic, you can appreciate your car, the songs on the radio, the person you love the most or the sky overhead. If you are ill, you can appreciate the warmth of a cozy blanket and a cup of tea. If you are feeling scared, you can appreciate a moment of laughter with a friend or perhaps a song that gives you a few moments of peace. You can step outside, pluck a blade of grass, and appreciate the miracle beneath your feet.
While the world rants and raves about its problems, you can see its miracles. While those around you might try to convince you of all that is wrong with life, you can seek out and appreciate what is right. While the doomsayers tell you the economy is failing, the world is coming to an end, and that your climate is going to hell in a handbasket, you can smile and choose to live in God’s economy. You can appreciate the moment in front of you – right here, right now. You can take a moment and marvel at nature’s miraculous ability to regenerate, sometimes without the slightest bit of help.
Dear ones, make every day a day of Thanksgiving. Make every day a day of seeking out things and people to appreciate. In the meanest of individuals – if you were to look hard enough – you could find something to appreciate. Perhaps they have a passion that comes out in unpleasant ways but is nonetheless still a passion. Maybe they are angry because they feel helpless, because in their depth they care strongly about an ideal. Perhaps the person who just cut you off in traffic is afraid of being late, but at least they care about meeting their commitments. We are not saying you should stick around for bad behavior if you can avoid it. We are not saying you should pretend it doesn’t exist, or give it another second of your focus. However, when bad behavior is unavoidably in front of you, you can still look around for something to appreciate.
When you don’t like something on the news, you can appreciate your remote control and switch the station! When the relative you try to avoid starts lecturing you, you can point out something about them that you can appreciate and then change the topic. “I love that you care about me so much. I love that you want the best for me. Thank you.” then change the topic or walk away. Or maybe you’re around someone ranting about their beliefs and trying to impose them upon you. You can easily say, “Isn’t it wonderful to be alive and to care about something so passionately! Better than being apathetic!” then switch the topic or walk away! You have the power to find something to appreciate in any given situation, and while some are certainly harder than others, you have the choice to align with the love that you are and feel good – or not. Your choice to focus on appreciation is for you first.
Dear ones, you are the lightworkers More accurately you are the light-focusers. You are the lights that can choose to shine your love upon the areas which you can appreciate, and in so doing amplify those vibrations upon your earth. Look for peace. Notice peace. Be peaceful, and more and more examples of piece will come into your field and awareness. Look for levity. Be lighthearted. Appreciate those who are and more and more of that energy will come into your awareness. “Seek and ye shall find,” dear ones. Seek things to appreciate, and you will find more and more wonderful things in your world to appreciate.
Spending your life seeking out things to appreciate enables you to open the windows of your perception to all that is good, loving, and beautiful. In so doing, you will see the light amidst the darkness, harmony despite the chaos, beauty, love, and grace, even in a world that is certainly stirred up at the moment.
You are the light workers, the light focusers, the appreciators, and the ones attuning your world into a higher, happier, more beautiful space… one moment, one soul at a time.
God Bless You! We love you so very much.
— The Angels
**Channel: Ann Albers