Tuesday, November 16, 2010
A Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving
I firmly believe that Thanksgiving should be given proper attention in November. We live in a wonderful country that has been blessed so richly, and to not take time to give thanks is sad.
In spite of the fact that our economy is not what we would like and many people are in a bad situation, our standard of living is still far above that of many other countries. The purpose of Thanksgiving is to give thanks for what we do have and not dwell on what we don't have. The meals may not be as big, family may not be able to travel for the holidays, some people may be celebrating in shelters or motel rooms, but we can still be thankful that we have food, family, friends, a roof over our heads, and the freedoms we enjoy.
If you are one of the blessed ones, then you have been given the opportunity to help those who are in need. It's hard to be thankful when life knocks you down, but if someone reaches out and shares with you, it's much easier to say "Thank you".
Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving..and God bless.