Thanksgiving time is almost here. It is a time when many are feeling gratitude for their lives, friends and situations. But what if there is something in your life you are not feeling thankful for? What if instead of feeling grateful, you are feeling frustrated, angry or resentful toward someone, something or towards yourself? How do you move graciously from negativity to positivity? I believe the answer lies in moving beyond the judging mind. My council of guides are always teaching me to let go of any value judgements such as “good” or “bad “and instead replace this thinking with feeling acceptance and love. One way that I do this is to imagine that whatever is disturbing my inner peace is unimportant. I then divert my attention away from the trouble spot while simultaneously focusing on an aspect of my life that I like. Another solution is to talk to a friend and ask for their positive input. And never under estimate the power of prayer to transmute negative feelings into positive ones. Praying with a friend can be especially comforting. Thanksgiving will come as we move into acceptance with grace.