Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Time to be Thankful

In a world filled with negative thoughts of a downward economy, newcasts blasting us with wars, rumors of war and talks of job layoffs, it becomes evident the ease of dwelling in the negative. Our attentions, attitudes and actions become focused on material items and all that is going wrong within our world, communities and homes. However, it doesn't have to be this way. We have the ability to choose a different path.

As Thanksgiving approaches, let us not focus on the media and their hype on what they would have us believe. Instead, let's try to focus on ALL in which, we have to be thankful. For most of us, we are blessed with good health, the ability to work, the ability to communicate with others, the ability to get out of the bed and breathe in the breath of life. This in itself, is so much to be thankful for, a true sense of living.

Most of us, whether we rent or own a property; we have a roof over our head, a place to lay our head at night, running water, and a public sewer system. Again, there is MUCH, in which to be thankful. While Thanksgiving is the most traveled American holiday, let us take the time to celebrate our family, friends and accomplishments. We should be thankful to God, Almighty for giving us those abilities and blessings. So often in this country, we base our happiness on material items and not relationships. We need to take the time to strengthen our relationships with others, letting them know how important they are to us. When this world has a hold on us and we begin to lose our material things, we turn and find shelter in our relationships and what is most important. This Thanksgiving, let us focus on the ones we love, care about and our relationships with others. May you have a blessed Thanksgiving and be thankful for all that you DO have.

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