Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends. I won’t be cooking a turkey for another week. I thought with the snow and colder temperatures on the upper elevations of Colorado, today on All Things Fulfilling, I’d cook up my annual batch of Chicken Soup for the Soul.©
Instead of adding the traditional trinity into the pot ( the basics of celery, carrots and onions), I’d make an even more complex broth based on the traits my friends bring together into the vessel of our lives – our spirits. I’ve given my friends fictional monikers based on their personalities and their strengths. I’m grateful each one of them because they make for a soulful pot.
- Humorous Henrietta – Life is a bowl of cherries to this friend, no matter how she is feeling. She brings you along for a comedic ride.
- Worldly Wanda – She invites everyone she meets to open their eyes to the world at large. Helps others to see what exposure to different cultures brings to living more “internationally.”
- Creative Cadence – She finds ways to say things that makes you really “get it” even if it is a bit different in communications style.
- Sustainable Salley – Not much is required from this friend because she is very resourceful. All she asks is that you treat everyone with kindness and dignity.
- Mothering Matilda – taking care of others is what this friend does best. It’s instinctual.
- Negative Nalani – You know if she’s silent, it’s God’s will speaking.
- Sensible Shannon- She’s old and wise beyond her years. Rational speaking is her specialty.
- Corrective Cassandra – When she tells you something you better listen and listen good. Uh – huh!
Loyal friends are never more important than when you are in hot water or if feel like you are being scalded. They also are valuable when you feel like having a bubbly good time.
On this Canadian Thanksgiving Day remember the words of H.A. Ironside “We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.”
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