Thanksgiving A Day to Reflect
As we approach Thanksgiving Day, it may do all of us some good to take a deep breath and realize that although this past year was difficult at times, we have made it. We have persevered through another year and that is commendable in and of itself. Thanksgiving It is a great excuse to eat as much as your heart desires. But Thanksgiving is also a time to share blessings with those who are not around the table. Thanksgiving is a day to reflect.
As a child, I remember learning about the first meal shared at the Plymouth Colony. Where Pilgrims invited Wampanoag Indians to join hands and hearts and gave thanks for the “autumn harvest.” Per the history books, that was in 1621 and it was a three-day festival! Just imagine 3 days of friends, family, food, and no football. No black Friday sales. How would you have spent your time then? Would you be thankful for the same things you are today and at this very moment? Food, football, family, friends, and fun? Perhaps…
Freeze Time – Be Thankful
Let’s all stop and take a deep breath right now—freeze time for just three minutes. What are you thankful for right now? Is it your ability to enjoy coffee and reading your paper before you leave the house for a job you love? Is it because you have time to enjoy the people in your life? Have you retired and now can do whatever you want every day?
During his Thanksgiving Day speech in 1982, President Reagan said that “I have always believed that this anointed land was set apart in an uncommon way. That a divine plan placed this great continent here between the oceans to be found by people from every corner of the Earth who had a special love of faith and freedom”.
Take Time to Be Grateful
This week I hope we all are able to unplug from social media and other distractions and reconnect ourselves with our loved ones. Reach out to those that are alone this year. And remember the ones that are no longer with us and be grateful for abundant blessings that we have in our lives.
From our Cardinal Staffing family to yours, we give thanks to knowing you and all of your support. We wish you all the blessings of this season.
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