Pre-Thanksgiving gratitude and the meaning

Me at my desk working feeling a bit more settled into my new home. So much has changed in my life in the last 6 months that it is easy to believe that it is already almost the end of the 2019! Life does have a way of continually moving moving moving. 

If I approach each interaction in my life with the intent to first understand, then I have the highest chance of knowing more than when I entered the interaction and also of giving what most I interact with really want; to know them better. 


It is the day before Thanksgiving and I am so very thankful for who I am. There are times when I do not feel this so much, but I know that when I hold my thoughts in a place of true gratitude for just a few minutes that I can easily feel the power of who I am and what is really going on in my experience. So I try to cast judgment of my now moment out of my mind, away from my experience, and I just sit quietly and say thank you for everything. If this holiday means anything to me, it means that I feel thankful for who I am. Not my body, not what I do, or where I live, although I am grateful for all of these things. The true appreciation that I feel is for the part of me that is beyond what is so temporary. I am thankful for being a part of something that is infinite and good. I am thankful for being a part of something larger than me. I am joy. I am love. I am always so very good.

About the author
Tad Inoue is an IFBB Professional League judge, Nutritionist and Professional Diet Coach for many clients and athletes worldwide. Tad has been in the bodybuilding and fitness industry for over 32 years and his clients include professional athletes, top amateur atheletes and all other competitors in figure, bikini, men and women's physique and bodybuilding, as well as individuals interested in optimal health. Tad was a National competitor in the NPC for over 30 years and now focuses his passion, knowledge and experience on helping and instructing others in fitness, wellness and athletic competition. His education includes philosophy, theology, nutrition, biochemistry as well as dietetics. He specializes in contest preparation for Figure, Bikini, men and women's Phyisque, Bodybuilding and fat loss for optimal health. Tad is also a speaker on mindfulness, motivation and joyful positive living.