On October 11, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving in Canada and on November 25 in the United States. A lot of people like University students, workers and family members will travel long distances to be with their families to celebrate Thanksgiving without really thinking about the significance of what it means to be thankful.
We want a break and Thanksgiving is a HOLIDAY...
Thanksgiving is to give thanks to God our Creator for the fall harvest, for each other and for all that God has given us and continues to give us, for loving and caring. The trouble with us I think, is that we take so much for granted that we fail miserably to be truly grateful for what we have and for each other. We think that our brothers and sisters are only from our immediate families. The miseries we don't see with our own eyes does not always concern us. We are never satisfied and always want more, better, newer, bigger and faster.
This year I want to get a head start on thinking what I'm grateful for, prior to Thanksgiving and so I want to share these photos someone sent me this summer to help us along. I hope that it will help us to put our priorities straight in being grateful. After all A GRATEFUL HEART IS A HAPPY HEART...
Will you and your best friend or your love ones be out nowhere alone on Thanksgiving?
Do you hop in the car to get from this place to that place and complain how slow the traffic is?
Are you complaining about the inconvenience of detours or the condition of the roads? Would you carry your child on such a road and let his or her grandmother follow behind?
Could this be you, your mother or your grandmother? How about this load, to cook your daily meals if you can find food to cook?
We don't need to have only one day to give thanks. Giving thanks to God our Creator should be every day, even several times a day, especially at meal time, when we go to bed, when we wake up, when we shower etc... I hope that I don't sound like a preacher but sometimes I get fired up when I put things in perspective and when I see how ungrateful we have become. JB