Remember Thanksgiving

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“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.”
-Henry Ward Beecher

It seems each year that Thanksgiving becomes more and more of a coda: just a little something tucked quietly away between Halloween and Christmas. If it weren’t for football games and the big meal, it might already have passed into oblivion. And let’s face it: even football and the feast often take a back seat to the focus on frenzied shopping. Consider the number of stores that now open on Thanksgiving.

This seems to me to be a shame. We need Thanksgiving Day – for its intended purpose. Thankfulness is good for the heart.

While every day is a good day to reflect on our blessings, it’s especially appropriate to take time to pause and give thanks on the holiday set aside specifically for us to do so.

β€œIn ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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