My Gratitude Attitude

Yes, it’s Thanksgiving, but I give thanks every day of the year.  It’s a way of life for me, and it’s changed my life by helping me focus on the positive and achieve happiness.

Today I want to talk about my gratitude for belly dance. I know, that’s a shock, NOT.

Anyway, I am grateful for the dance and for what the dance has given me.

Belly dance has given me healing and empowerment by helping me overcome shyness, sadness and so many fears. It’s helped me feel good about myself both physically and emotionally and best of all helped me leave victimhood behind as I walk tall in my life.

Belly dance has given me fun! I love dancing and I love making and wearing fabulous costumes. I also love traveling to events and seeing new places.

Best of all, belly dancing has given me friends, some of whom have become my chosen family. My belly dance sisters have been there for me through thick and thin. I can always count on them to hold me up when I’m down and to celebrate the good times. There is nothing like being wheeled down the hall to emergency surgery and seeing the hallway filled with belly dancers! Talk about feeling loved. And my Hawaiian-themed birthday party? Well you get the gist! Love and fun! What could be better.

This week’s blog is a short one because I’m off to pop the turkey into the oven. My kids and grandchildren will all be here today, and there are no boundaries to my gratitude about having my whole family together.

Happy Thanksgiving,