Tuesday, November 26, 2013
THE GIVING TREE
Heirloom Lace with Rainbow Light
Skipping through the TV someone talked about having a Thanksgiving Tree, small potted tree that could later be transplanted outside, a living gift giving back to the Earth.
Notes of thanks from family members can be crayoned or penned and tied to the tree with colorful ribbons. The family can talk about things they are grateful for this year. A gathering of memories is present as generations connect and communicate.
You are helping build and enhance your own memory bank by consciously anticipating, fully present experiencing, and then recollecting about the event. This helps index your memories with clarity for later stories or family history you may want to write, tell, or record.
Acquisition, storage, and retrieval of your memory index is unique for all of us, just like our customized computers, photos, and phones!
A short (or long) gratitude log is helpful, keeping you positive and recording your memories for future reflection. It will be different everyday! I tried it!
The Thanksgiving Tree can morph into Christmas by displaying colorful lights, small knit items, cards, photos of family and pets, heirloom articles and more
"Three Deep Breaths and a Smile," Rudi Tanzi, Ph.D.
"Trust the Growing Tree~"
"I have just shared your blog with my family members and invited them to do this practice on Christmas Day instead of the usual gift giving where we often have no idea whether what we're buying will be of value to the other. With this little sharing of what we have to be grateful for with each other, I can see Christmas Day filled with greater connection, love, gratitude, and harmony."
* Michelle Graham, Professional Training and Coaching
Giving Thanks Opens the Heavens (Nov 2010), Thanks-Giving (Nov 2011), and Thanks~Beyond Expectations (Nov 2012)
* Michelle Graham, Inspirational Coach for Professionals with a Passion, Brisbane area, Australia.
Marilu Henner, actress, author, book Total Memory Makeover, improve your memory
Deepak Chopra, M.D., and Rudi Tanzi, Ph.D, Super Brain, develop your strengths.
Seated Meditation 21 Day Challenges, with Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra. Various Topics, online or purchase. Current series, Desire and Destiny, includes online journal with reflection questions and gratitude section.
Physical meditation exercise, enhances health and memory by improving range of motion, better balance, strength, stamina, and mood.
Paul Lam, M.D., Tai Chi for Health
Yang Jwing-Ming, Ph.D, Yang Style expert
Dahlis Roy: Visionary Artist, Author, and Tai Chi Instructor
Heirloom lace with Rainbow Light photo by Dahlis
Oak Seedling, photo by Paul