Thanksgiving is almost upon us. Thanksgiving is a great holiday to get together with family and friends and focus on the blessings in our lives. We can enjoy a great meal with our family without all the distractions of presents and decorations. While I love Christmas, Thanksgiving is a much quieter holiday where we can just get together and share a meal and give thanks for all that we have.
In this day and age, we are all distracted by the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Everyone is always off to work, or sports or some kind of lessons, or glued to cell phones, computers or video games. Thanksgiving is a great day to put them all away and just think of everything you have in your life, not what you want in your life.
We get hung up on the day to day events and the routine and we don’t realize how good we have it until something happens or changes. Life can change in an instant and in the wake of a tragedy or sickness, we yearn for the ordinary day and life we had previously.
We need to treat everyday as a special gift and appreciate what we have. Thanksgiving is a great time to remind us of this and practice kindness. It truly is a time to give thanks.