Many people are good about pausing to be grateful on a daily or weekly basis for the things they have and the people in their lives. Yet, we still long for those special days of celebration together - like Thanksgiving. This year, of course, will be different.. We will not all be able to gather in ways we have in the past. I am sure by now, you are all coming up with creative ideas for ways to celebrate even in a time when we have experienced things that don’t exactly “fill our cup” with gratitude and joy. If you still need some inspiration, here is a good post: 7 Creative Ways to Celebrate during Covid.

I love the idea of a gratitude journal or a notebook to collect your thoughts about what inspired you or made you happy in these most difficult moments. It is said that what we look for the most is what gets reflected back to us. So why not look for the good stuff every day? Make it a new practice to spend a little time every day or every week reflecting on that little moment that sparked gratitude and joy in your life and capture it on paper?  It could be anything from a beautiful sky to the kindness of another to the smile on someone’s face when someone helped them along the way. Here are some cool, easy tips on writing a journal plus a FREE Gratitude Journal Download HERE

Real Estate Tip of the Week - How to make your home more festive -(Even if no one is coming over!)

Many in person visits have been canceled which is all the more reason to bring a little holiday cheer to you! You deserve it. This post has some of the coolest and easiest ideas I’ve found to make you and your house feel a little more festive despite having to have your family and friends over virtually! Click HERE for the scoop!

Words of Wisdom

It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack. - Germany Kent

Your income is directly related to your philosophy, not the economy. - Jim Rohn

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic. – Unknown

The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing. - Walt Disney

When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. -Willie Nelson                                                                                     

Musical Inspiration for this week - a special song we wrote! 

This one is called “You Are” its about seeing the best in others reflecting back in your own life. We set it to some fall scenery so even if you couldn’t take a hike to watch the changing colors - you could enjoy it here! CLICK HERE FOR INSPIRING MUSIC NOW!

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Make it a Great Week, Happy Thanksgiving and remember take some time to be grateful.

Karen & Joe Donovan P.S. The winners for last week’s Trivia Contest were: Melody Perry, Gary Cusenza, Cecilia Siarot, Matt Mehridel. Not only do they get a Panera Gift Card but their names are entered in the Grand Prize drawing for the month of November and that winner will have a donation made to the Charity of their choice!  Watch Last Week’s Winners announced on The Good News Wednesay Show. WATCH ON FACEBOOK OR YOUTUBE NOW!

Grand Prize drawing for Charity for October - Winner was Joseph Cuccia and his favorite charity is The International Rotary Club. https://www.rotary.org/en  A donation has been made based on the 932 players in last month’s Trivia contests!  New Grand Prize drawings are done the first Wednesday of each month on Facebook live on our Good News Wednesday Show.  Don’t forget to play - every entry in our Fun Day Monday contest counts towards giving money to Charity!