The Real Significance of Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year.

Of course, that’s not because of the story of the Pilgrims and Indians. In fact, I’m embarrassed to tell you that I didn’t know what a Pilgrim was until roughly ten years ago.

“Misti, I slept through most of social studies class in school, but over the years and repetition, I at least picked up some history,” one friend said, after I honestly asked, “What’s a Pilgrim?”

Truthfully, I’d heard the word, and I even had visuals of a giant table with lots of food on it. I liked that part, a lot! But, I didn’t understand the story, or the truth of the history.

Turns out, neither did my friend.

Slowly, over time, we started reading books like Mayflower, and visiting places like Provincetown, Massachusetts, and learning about our history.

Over time, I’ve learned a ton about our history, but most importantly, I’ve learned the real significance of #Thanksgiving.

The real meaning in this magical holiday, where we get to devour our favorite delectables, is in the act of giving thanks. And, I have much to be grateful for.

My friend, for one, who didn’t disown me when she found out I didn’t know what a Pilgrim was. And then dove into the research with me—what a gift!

When I think about the many people and experiences I am deeply grateful for, I feel this overwhelming desire to go hug a thousand people—at least—and say, “Thank you for being you.”

Maybe I’ll make that one of my top goals for 2016. Done!

Speaking of goals, this year, I wanted to give you something super special, and valuable. Since one of the top questions I get is, “How do I step into (or encourage others to their) my greatness,” I put together a comprehensive, yet brief, training on this very topic.

This is my little way of saying “Thank you” for cheering me on, sharing my stories/content, and sharing your breakthrough moments. It brings me pure joy to know that something I said or did encouraged you to step into your greatness.

Here’s the video.

Also, for a structured approach to goal setting, grab this free goal-setting worksheet. There are detailed instructions on how to use it at the end of the worksheet.

Please enjoy, leave me a comment, and share it with your community. It’s totally free. No opt-in is necessary to view, though I’d love to have you join my community.

Here’s to Your Greatness,

Misti Burmeister

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