Today is Thanksgiving, a holiday that is underrated, and yet, oh so important.
In the retail world’s lust for Black Friday sales, Thanksgiving is pushed to the side like my best friend pushes his green vegetables.
We go from Labor Day to Christmas with a slight pause for Halloween, as there are purchases to be made for that occasion.
Thanksgiving is the culmination of gratefulness to God, and for the bounty of this land we call the United States of America.
It is the epitome of a holiday that is solely ours, drawn from our history, and our Judeo-Christian heritage.
It is an American holiday birthed by our most compassionate, intelligent and sage President, Abraham Lincoln.
He felt that it should have a day set aside from work to remember the reason we are so blessed in this productive land.
A day to give thanks to God, and his Holy Son for all that we have.
We are going through a rough patch now, but even as it is, we are truly blessed. Most of us eat well every day. We have a roof over our heads. We are reasonably healthy. We can still think and breathe free. We have our liberty, even though it is in peril.
Today, as you gather with your family to eat and have fellowship, remember what you have, not what you do not have.
I saw it put best on a church sign,
“Don’t be so busy adding up your troubles, that you forget to count your blessings.”
God Bless You All and God Bless America!!!!