Thanksgiving is upon us. I have been reading posts on thankfulness and gratitude. I have been getting the daily recipe ideas from Allrecipes.com and Parenting magazine’s holiday tips and hints. This has always been my favorite holiday. A day dedicated to thanking the universe, God, our families and friends for all that we have and all they have given us in the past year.
It is the day that we enter into a season of good tidings and family get togethers and happiness.
I haven’t kept up with my attitude of gratitude postings on Facebook, for that I apologize. I have however woken up every day and said a prayer of thanks to God for the blessings he has provided. It is Him we should be thanking above all.
As my children grow and learn the meaning of Thanksgiving I HOPE to teach my kids that we do not exist in a bubble. I hope they are able to comprehend empathy and grow a heart to care for their fellow man. We are all interconnected and our lives are intertwined. We may not see how, we may not understand, but each person exists for a purpose and each person should think on how their decisions affect their fellow man.
Today as you are eating your tradition turkey or non-traditional enchiladas think of not only what you are thankful for from the past year, but on how you can impact your world.
I challenge you to find a way to make the world a little better. Donate to charities, take time to help at a shelter, or find your own pet project. Anything you do will make the world brighter for someone.
Love and hugs on this Thanksgiving!
Make it incredible.
A few places to start…Red Cross, Salvation Army, Open Door Missions, Family and Children ministries, your church, your local community center