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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day

by Wes Hopper

"Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest person it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow."
Edward Sandford Martin

Today in the United States we officially recognize the power of gratitude with a day of Thanksgiving.

Our Canadian friends did so a month ago.

Like most holidays, Thanksgiving has been heavily commercialized, and serves as the kickoff for the Christmas shopping season.

All of this makes it easy to forget what the day is about, especially for families that are struggling.

So my reminder to all my wonderful subscribers is - count your blessings!

Take time today to make a gratitude list. Find the things that you have to be grateful for.

Do something nice for someone else. Pay it forward, as the saying goes.

Give and receive love. Enjoy the day. Love your family.

All of them.

Think of something that you take for granted, and be grateful for it.

And then have some fun! As Johnny Carson once said, "Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often."

I'm grateful that we've got family coming over that I actually like - a lot! I hope you do, too.

See Also:

Radical Gratitude: Grateful in Tough Times
by Chuck Colson

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