In the United States, the 4th Thursday of November is a day that Americans traditionally celebrate Thanksgiving, in honor of the first harvest for the Pilgrims in the New World in 1621. Native Americans call the same occasion ‘A Day of Mourning’ because of the death and destruction the newcomers brought to their people and culture.

The law of polarity is as true in this instance as it is in everything and illustrates why it’s so important to consider all sides of any story.

As we give thanks for our abundance and good fortune, let us also acknowledge our intentional and unintentional trespasses, with genuine empathy and compassion for ourselves and others. 

The Hawaiian Huna tradition offers a powerful healing technique called Ho’oponopono that can help. This technique can be beneficially applied to any situation that lacks harmony. The practice consists of four short sentences that are repeated as a mantra to take responsibility for the disharmony and do our part to heal it within ourselves:

I’m sorry.

Forgive me.

Thank you.

I love you.

Click the link above for a full description of this practice. 


Today also marks the 6th anniversary of Gratitude Twenty Four Seven. We write these posts for ourselves as a daily practice to help us keep our thinking and behavior in alignment with our highest intentions. We share them with you in hopes that you will resonate with them, too.

Thank you for joining us in the mission to strive for peace and harmony in the present moment. We believe the only path to peace on earth is one person at a time.

With love and gratitude,

Steve and Jarl