Thursday, November 22, 2007

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is a day that you remember all the things you are thankful for. The premise might be a little flawed, seeing as how it originated from a day where we kicked Native Americans off their own land and claimed it for our own—just cuz we could—but why we celebrate it today and what it means in our hearts is something totally different. We give thanks for what we have been blessed with, and hopefully we thank the Man who has given us all those blessings. Of course this could and should be done last Monday or three Fridays from now, but today is the day we make a big hoopla about it.

Today I woke up and was a bit sad and melancholy. I’m away from my family and that’s not usually how I celebrate Thanksgiving and so I began the process of starting my day in a bit of a funk. But then I stopped because today is not the day to be unthankful. It’s sacrilegious. So I decided to start going over what I’m thankful for. First and foremost, my eyes are open. I woke up today a healthy human being and so I might as well start there. After that, the list is endless. I won’t bother writing it all out but I know we all have numerous things we are able to put in the “and thank you for that” column. Today that is the only column that matters.

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