Thankful Thursday

thanksgivingWhile doing my weekly shopping, I’ve noticed that the commercial juggernauts of Halloween and Christmas are seemingly displacing one of my favorite holidays – Thanksgiving.

I love Thanksgiving. I look forward to going to my sister’s house and getting together with family and friends to celebrate the wonderful gifts we’ve been given. As we sit down to eat our delicious meal, replete with so many tasty treats, we all take a moment to express for what we’re thankful. Even though some of those thanks seem redundant – family and friends – there are lots of things in our minds which we may not have the time to express in that short Thanksgiving moment.

So this year, take a moment to reflect and be thankful on your blessings. No, not the new car, Wii or other material things. Be thankful for those things that can’t be measured, like the Liberty that’s safeguarded by our military men and the sacrifices of their families, the law enforcement officers and firefighters who keep our homes safe, good health, friends who’ve got your back and of course, the family that supports you in all that you do.

It makes me think of a saying that I’ve seen recently – The important things are not things.

So true. I’ll carry that thought over to Christmas and remember the reason why we celebrate on that day.

How about you? What will you be thankful for this Thanksgiving?

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6 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday”

  1. I am thankful for my son who live behind me and my little granddaughter I get to see daily. I am thankful the good Lord kept my bills low enough so I can afford to go to California to see my daughter and my grands out there. I haven’t seen them in a year. God is so good to us, isn’t He? Thanks to all you who post here. You help more than you know. Thanks Caridad for all you do. It’s been a great year!

  2. I am thankful for all my friends and faimily. It good to know we have each other in these uncertain times.

  3. We’re thankful for the same things as you are. I’m really looking forward getting together with the family for the big meal.

  4. I agree, Caridad. It’s a shame (and more than a little ironic) that Thanksgiving is being overshadowed by two holidays increasingly focused on material goods(candy and presents).

    This Thanksgiving, I’ll be giving thanks for all the pilgrims who were brave enough to leave their homes (voluntarily or involuntarily), come to this land and make it the great, diverse, messy, scrappy, contentious, big-hearted, and beautiful country it is today.

    As the saying goes, “We may have come over in different ships, but we’re all in the same boat now!”

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