GIVING THANKS SHOULD NOT JUST BE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Thanksgiving is almost upon us! I have an organized list of things to get done and my cooking list ready but I’m sure I will be in the grocery store for some last minute items. This will be a very busy week for me; not only getting ready for Thanksgiving Day but I am editing a novel for a fantastic author (more about him at a later date) and I am trying to work on a special project to present to my editor that I’m sure will shock her and I hope she will be overjoyed (more about that later.) I also need to finish an article for Our Write Side and there is the getting the Christmas decorations up. Whew! That’s a lot!
As we all gather on Thanksgiving Day, there will probably be some missing people in our lives. I know that is true for our family. Sometimes it’s terrible to say that we are closer to our friends as family than our actual family, in some cases. And that is a shame. A terrible shame. Excuses are made; lames ones at best. But I’ve learned over my lifetime not everyone is going to like you, no matter what you say or do. That’s just the way life is. That’s the other person’s problem, not mine, or the individual. However, they are missing out on the chance of just being, if only on that rare occasion of seeing that one relative.
Life is short. You never know when that person isn’t going to be around. Don’t take them granted. You never know what a person is or has gone through in life. One never truly knows another person’s pain and sorrow – the road he or she traveled to get to where they are today. So many people go through the motions of going to church, claiming to be Christians and yet, not show it once leaving church on Sunday. That’s no way to act. It takes little effort to show kindness.
This is not a sermon; nor is is meant to be. But whether it’s Thanksgiving Day or just a regular day – be thankful for what you have and the people you have in your life. Be thankful for those around you. And think, really think about what you’re doing. Isn’t spending ten minutes with someone worth it? The world is becoming so violent with shootings and the world used to be a simple place; not so complex as it seems so in this day and time.
With that being said, I am enclosing a blast from the past. A photo taken of my family at time when we were all together before my father passed away. That was almost twenty years ago; gone now are my sister and my mom.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! Until next time. Enjoy the photo from Pixabay.