Thank You More Please! I learned this phrase sometime ago, passed on by one of my most loyal supporters. It's interpretation is rooted in the awareness that needs to be present when we are once again reminded that there is always something to be thankful for. As we approach this time of the year with an opportunity to slow down, I thought it was fitting to share my thoughts with all of those that can hear me... Thank You More Please!
I am reminded at this time of year that is very easy to get caught up with the idea of running towards time off. You know how it goes "I can't wait till... No work, time to..." Yes, having the opportunity to break away from the rigors and responsibilities that we must oblige to is welcomed. However, my thoughts move me towards that space and place that allows us to slow down this process, while moving into an awareness that clearly helps us help ourselves.
As I reflect on what I have in my life... I can see it, feel it, and truly recognize that my life is so much better because I have made a choice, one that does not always come with comfort. What I have been able to gain is wellness and perspective. What I now know is that when you commit and persist while trusting the process you eventually get there. It is here where change becomes transformative, and where life just opens up the door to endless possibility and opportunity...
Thank You More Please!
So, as you move towards this day of thanks, may you find your own opening as your hand reaches for the door. What lies on the other side will be entirely dependent on how you interpret your choice+change+opportunity+commitment. What I will continue to share through my experiential lens is the life that you strive to have is not possible if you refuse to confront what you need to, it can't and won't happen. Furthermore, when you get to that place that needs no explanation, the outcome far exceeds what your original expectation once presented. Thank You More Please!
May this time of year with family, friends or just the company of yourself find you breathing well. As you are reminded that there is always, always, always something to be thankful for!
Daniel Jacob, MSW Email
Founder of Can You Hear Me? External Field Instructor at University of Southern California School of Social Work MSW@USC. Daniel has a Masters in Social Work (Families and Children Practice/School Social Work). He is currently nearing the completion of the LCSW testing process as he continues to work towards progress! More about the man behind the mission⇢