November 22, 2020

November Nuances-Niceties y Necesidades. Nov. 2020 @ConexionFlorida

 From the November 2020 edition of @ConexionFlorida is a BB reminder of what the month is for...

HolaHolaHola Beautifuls!
Hay dos major events that happen in Noviembre this year. El primero, Thanksgiving, Día de Acción de Gracias, is about being thankful, grateful, and feeling blessed. Ahora, eso si, aunque we should feel los tres, you realize there is a difference verdad?

To be thankful is el momento we think of who gave, what the gift is, y quien receives the gift. Nosotros somos the recipient and offer our thanks to the giver . El Diccionario Merriam-Webster defines thankful as “conscious of benefits received”. A conscious act from the person who received the benefits. For example, when someone opens or holds a door open for you, one should say “thank you”.  Aunque nowadays that is not at all common, so for Babushka that is in the Grateful banda. Grateful that there are still people who are courteous and conscious of others. And here’s the definicion of grateful.

Grateful is the feeling within, for something or someone which is not momentary, not necessarily action generated. So you say, pero BB, JU SO FONII! You just gave the example of someone opening the door for you as grateful, gratitude. Si, the accion of opening the door was momentary, but knowing that manners and caring of others still exists fills Babushka con long lasting felicidad y gratitud. Being grateful is also about appreciating what one has, as opposed to what one wants. To see the blessings of our lives is what gratitude encompasses. So, now, what is Blessed?

For many Blessed has religious connotations, pero for Babushka it is simply being conscious of your thankfulness and gratitude. To be aware of both and living daily in that awareness. In the American tradition, Thanksgiving came about when the Pilgrims celebrated their first successful corn harvest and invited their Native American allies. After all the hardships they endured, this truly did encompass being los tres, Thankful, Grateful, Blessed. And now BB writes on the second US November event that happened - Elections.

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Whatever the outcome, whether it agreed with your wants or not, let us live the first part of this writing. In this difficult year of 2020, let us be Thankful for all the ways we had to vote; feel Grateful that the right to vote is ours, and know we are Blessed to live here. Beautifuls, let’s live November with this knowledge.


Bohemian Babushka
Bohemian Babushka

Groovy Spanglish speaking Grandma of 6 who loves life and all its adventures. Motivational while still keeping it real, Babushka shows how all things looked at with gratitude are good, and how to say to la vida- JU SO FONII!!!

1 comment:

  1. Love this! What a sweet and positive reminder. Life is what you make of it and I am so thankful for those in mine.


Always remember- If someone doesn't see YOUR brilliance, just look at them, smile, and say- JU SO FONI!!!