Happy Thanksgiving! I know many people in the US make this a day of thanks but here’s a thought: What if you could make thankfulness and gratitude a daily practice?
The rhythm and flow of giving thanks
In drumming, as in life, everything has a certain rhythm. Some seasons of your life might be very busy, with a very quick pace. Some seasons might have you slowing down and taking a breath.
In either case, remember to pause and give thanks. If you journal, make sure to include what you’re thankful for. Often, we’re so preoccupied with our hopes and dreams and what we think we need that we forget what we already have.
Something else I also do when I go for a walk or hike is to use that time to thank God for many different things. When you’re in nature, it’s hard not to notice the beauty that’s all around you and perhaps some things you may have taken for granted.
Blessings to you this Thanksgiving and always!
Dori Staehle lives in the Raleigh, NC area and is a certified drum therapist, Toca Percussion artist, Christian author and speaker, and owner of Next Stage Drumming. Dori offers interactive wellness and empowerment programs that rock. She specializes in seniors, special needs, and stressed out entrepreneurs. Virtual and in-person programs are available. Click here to schedule a call to find out more!