This morning I woke up feeling a sense of amazing gratitude. I want to share my feelings with you on a day of giving thanks. When I was growing up, I turned to music as a healing reprieve. It uplifted me in a way that I hadn't felt before. It became a healing sanctuary that allowed me to feel safe and at ease in my body, in my mind, in my life.

Today, I want to share with you a song that brings me to peace; a song that describes perfectly how I feel today.

It is Alanis Morissette's song, "Thank You." The link to the lyrics and song (not her video) are on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5mTJKg26jg (if it doesn't open, go to youtube.com and type her song "lyrics" for "Thank You" and listen).

I cry everytime I listen to this song, as it fills my heart with so much appreciation. I think, "YES! This is SO true!!" All of the things she sings about (even if some sound odd) are things to be thankful for.

After all, we learn from every good, bad, ugly, and beautiful experience we face! Thus, the reason to be in gratitude for our learnings.

So in my blog today, for this Thanksgiving holiday that some people celebrate, I am going to share with you Alanis Morissette's lyrics from her song, "Thank you."

Please read each lyric, then put the link in your browser and listen to it (*the words without her beautiful voice singing don't do the song justice-they may even sound negative so please listen to her singing the song in the link*).

With love and so much gratitude for you all, dear friends, here is Alanis Morissette's "Thank You":

"How bout getting off of these antibiotics

How bout stopping eating when I'm full up

How bout them transparent dangling carrots

How about that ever elusive kudo

Thank you India

Thank you Terror

Thank you Disillusionment

Thank you Frailty

Thank you Consequence

Thank you THANK YOU Silence

How bout me not blaming you for everything

How bout me enjoying the moment FOR ONCE

How bout how good it feels to finally forgive you (YES!)

How bout grieving it all one at a time

Thank you India

Thank you Terror

Thank you Disillusionment

Thank you Frailty

Thank you Consequence

Thank you THANK YOU Silence

The moment I let ago of it Was the moment I got more than I could handle

The moment I jumped off of it

WAS THE MOMENT I TOUCHED DOWN

How bout no longer being masochistic

HOW BOUT REMEMBERING YOUR DIVINITY

HOW BOUT UNABASHEDLY BALLING YOUR EYES OUT

how bout not equating death with stopping

Thank you India

Thank you Providence

Thank you disillusionment

Thank you nothingness

Thank you clarity

Thank you Thank you Silence

Yeah Yeah Oh Oh, ah-ah-Oh ah-ah-Oh..." Thank you to each and every one of you who I have had the honor and privilege in my life and career of meeting and walking with on this blessed journey (those past, present and future). I am truly humbled today by the incredible blessings in my life, including the healing work I get to do with each and every person that comes to Namasté. I am so thankful for my team of amazing clinicians and healers; it is because of you that so many more people are able to heal themselves, their relationships, and their lives.

A final note: here is a link of Jim Carrey sharing the meaning of life. You might be pleasantly surprised by his immense wisdom. I encourage you to listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0ZrkBCnfxw

In humble gratitude dear ones.

Namasté,

Candice

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