Did you make your Thanksgiving List? - Kate Woods, I Aspire To Inspire
Did you make your Thanksgiving List? – Kate Woods, I Aspire To Inspire

Most of us associate Turkeys and Pilgrims with Thanksgiving. But there’s something else that we should also associate with Thanksgiving – A List. If it’s Thanksgiving then it’s time for making your list and checking it twice – not your list for Santa – your list of Thankfulness.  I made a list a few years ago and I’d like to suggest that you all make a list of your own. There’s no time like Thanksgiving for this exercise in gratitude.  I’m sharing my list below  to help you to begin reflecting and to help you with ideas for a list of your own. Even on your worst days it’s important to find something to be thankful for to help your spirits rise above the things that keep trying to keep you down. Happy Thanksgiving!


Good friends – a family who loves me – good food – good health – the starry heavens above me… Chocolate – the warmth of the sun – the strength to run… The sky – the flowers – the towering oak tree… The gift of sight and the joy of sound – the ride I had on a merry-go-round… Loves first kiss – the fly ball that I didn’t miss… A purple hat – My wonderful doggies and cute fluffy kitty cats… A stranger’s smile on a dismal day – morning coffee – a day off from work to play… Costume jewelry – the realization that only I rule me – sugar doughnuts – cake and ice cream – a ride on a roller coaster and the sound of my accompanying scream… Rose colored glasses – a favorite book – the fact that I know how to cook… A supportive  friend – special songs – solitude – bouncing back from a bad mood… Imagination – the strength of our nation… New born babies – true love – the beach – a rose – saying that just how it goes… Creativity – Hope and an optimistic view of life – my Dad’s wooden Fife… Love that’s endured – not being ignored… Friends and neighbors who bake and deliver homemade cookies and pies – waking each morning and opening my eyes… The sun, the moon – not being born with a silver spoon… My husband and daughter who I adore – the very special people who pass through our door… Faith that sustains us all – Holidays to celebrate and enough joy for us all… I am so grateful To Be This Blessed – that’s why I made this list so I’d never forget…

Until next time, have a warm heart but be COOL! Be happy, be well, and be the best you that you can be!

Best Regards,

Kate Woods
I Aspire To Inspire”

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Rise Above It And SOAR – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card

Rise Above It And SOAR - A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card - By Kate Woods
Rise Above It And SOAR – A Wickedly Wise Inspiration Card – By Kate Woods


Men and women in today’s world have great challenges before them. Pretending that you don’t will only make them worse.   To be successful you may have to SOAR above the mediocrity and games. When you’re looking for a relationship partner being willing to settle for intentional under achievers and people who do not have any idea how a real relationship is supposed to work, will make it difficult to be able to rise above mediocrity.  One of those childish games includes  pretending that successful relationships and successful careers that lead to fulfilling lives will just happen if you’re a good game player. You generally actually have to attain an education and/or skills and to expend some effort to make progress in life.

In life there are many times when a person will tell someone to man up or to be a man, or to be a REAL MAN. However in many instances, the definition of a real man is somewhat foggy these days.  Many men in these times seem to have no idea what comprises the essence of a real man, and many women are confused as to what they should be looking for in a real man. Being a real man in reality has less to do with his physical appearance than the integrity and honor  that drives them to say and do the things that they say and do. Being classified male at birth does not make a male a real man.  How they live life day after day is how they earn that classification.

Women also must learn how to have realistic expectations regarding relationships, career choices, and how to meet many of the same challenges that men face in the real world. The real challenge for the women in the world is to not settle for anything less than what they are looking for in their friends or a partner for life. If there aren’t enough genuine grown ups to go around perhaps its time to start telling those who are immature long after when they should have attained some level of maturity, and those who underachieve for lack of trying, what they need to do to be upgraded to contenders.  Being a real woman is equally important and it means more than knowing how to cook, how to wear clothes well, and making good hair and nail color choices, etc.

Men and women that want to have successful lives and successful relationships  really have to stand up and be counted more now than ever. But don’t worry you can do it! Start with a plan, add a lot of common sense and determination and go ahead and Rise Above It and SOAR!

Until next time, have a warm heart but be COOL! Be happy, be well, and be the best you that you can be! If You Enjoyed This Post You Might Also Enjoy My Growing Collection of  Wickedly Wise Inspiration Cards.

Best Regards,

Kate Woods
“I Aspire To Inspire”