Humble Pie Please

Humble Pie Please

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it reminds me of the value of gratitude.

When I sit at the dining room table, with all the delicious food at my fingertips, I pause to think about all the people it took to get this meal on the table—many of them I will never meet, yet when I allow their efforts to touch my heart I emerge humbled and grateful.

I look at those around me and think of everyone who has had a part in shaping my life—some closely and some remotely, some pleasantly and some painfully. I want to believe that each and every one of them are giving life their most loving shot just like me. I want to believe that they fall on their faces sometimes just like me. I want to believe that they are forgiveable just like me. That they get scared sometimes just like me. That they feel hurt sometimes just like me. And that they are capable of healing, growing and maturing emotionally when given the chance, just like me.

You are at my 'proverbial' table my friend. I 'see' you with the eyes of my heart. I see you as amazing but sometimes you forget. And when you forget you struggle. I see that you sometimes wrestle with your feelings. I see that you are capable of using your hurt to heal and grow and come back to amazing. And for that choice you can be grateful. I want you to know that it is possible to emerge from life's struggles more openhearted rather than guarded. It takes some effort and ego busting at times but it is so worth it. 

Welcome to the human experiment. I hope you use these times to make the shift from guarded to openhearted. We will all be delighted and grateful. The humble pie is delicious!

Comments

  1. Nancy Badger says:

    Hi Trish! Such beautiful and true words ... Thank you for sharing. I am grateful for you and the role you have played in my awakening and for the beautiful pictures you share of nature in all it's glory. Wishing you a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.

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    1. Trish Whynot

      Thank you Nancy! Always nice to hear that my words have touched someone's heart. I am grateful! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. Michelle Desjardins says:

    Thank you for shining light on the soul food at the table of life!

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    1. Trish Whynot

      So well stated Michelle! Thanks for adding to the bounty!

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  3. Beth prince says:

    Thank you, Trish. That’s beautiful, just like you.

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    1. Trish Whynot

      Awe... that's sweet. Thank you Beth!

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  4. Lee Petruk says:

    Thanks Trish, I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.

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    1. Trish Whynot

      Thank you Lee!

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  5. Jean says:

    Trish,

    Thankful for your touching and heartfelt words but even more thankful to know that you are a part of our lives. Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving xoxo

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    1. Trish Whynot

      Awe... thank you for being you, Jean, and thank you for making the time to comment. It means more than you know. xoxo

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  6. Victor says:

    Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, I see even more clearly how true your words are Trish. Thank you for inviting us to your table of wisdom.

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    1. Trish Whynot

      Thanks for your willingness to join me there, Victor. :)

      Reply

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