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Schwartzberg-Still"We protect what we fall in love with," says Louie Schwartzberg* in his inspiring gratitude TED talk.

What do you love?  Who do you love? Who or what might you love if you opened your eyes and your  heart?  Are you ready to embrace and let your soul reap new joy this Thanksgiving?

Our lives have become more narrow since Covid. We've lost space, freedom and became confined to what we find safe. Frustration, a pinched consciousness has made us chafe, rise to anger, dull down and become depressed. But, surprise is still with us.

Take away our usual and we can fill the time and space with the unusual. Some of us forgot to look at the sky, the trees, the faces of people around us. Maybe we forgot to listen to the stories people can tell of their lives and experiences. And perhaps we forgot the joy and fun of sharing a making project with a friend or loved one.

As costs go up and supplies from overseas are not moving to us, what blessing and joys can we find instead of spending money and buying things.

The challenge is not finding a project. The challenge is recognizing what lightens your heart and soul. And if you can expand that quest to find a person you care about and discover what you can do together that brings joy to both of you unexpected treasures are coming your way.

As long as you are alive the spark of life within you can bring light, awareness, love, health and happiness to your life.  How do you nurture that spark?

We are approaching Thanksgiving. Regardless of what is going on in your life we are all here in a living universe where possibilities abound. Can we allow ourselves to slow down and do some time lapse observing in the world around us? Schwartzberg uses his eyes, his heart and his camera to lead us with his glorious video.

Can you free your heart and eyes to see beyond your limits?  If you can you will discover love, beauty and an ever present gratefulness to warm your soul.

*Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director,
and producer whose notable career spans more than three decades
providing breathtaking imagery for feature films, television shows,
documentaries and commercials.

This piece includes his short film on Gratitude and Happiness. Brother David Steindl-Rast's spoken words, Gary Malkin's musical compositions and Louie's cinematography make this a stunningly beautiful piece, reminding us of the precious gift of life, and the beauty all around us.

Joanna Poppink, MFT, is a psychotherapist in private practice. For a free telephone consultation email her: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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