For the last 65 years, Canada has celebrated Thanksgiving Day on the second Monday in October. It’s one of those holidays that tend to bring families together, both physically and emotionally. Unfortunately, though, in this highly technological age, it seems as if we have become more connected digitally than emotionally.
The thing about fall is that it gives us a different perspective, it represents a time of change. As nature bursts with its fabulous fall foliage, it gives us a little bit of extra time to make the most of what we have left in this year before the grand finale. The word ‘thanksgiving‘ itself, makes one pause and ask, what am I thankful for this year?
Some time ago, I read an article that was posted on Facebook by Larry McDaniel. When things are verbalized it seems to make them unmistakably clear. I want to re-post this article as I thought it is certainly worth reading and giving some serious thought to.
So today I stopped and filled up my car and I was thankful.
Thankful that I have a car, thankful I have money to buy gas,
Thankful that there are no war planes flying over me,
Thankful that I will be eating soon,
Thankful that all my loved ones are safe and sound,
Thankful that I live in a country where I have freedom to do so many things,
Thankful that the air I breathe is not filled with smoke and gun powder,
Thankful that I will sleep in silence and wake up to a beautiful day.
I think its time that we all be a lot more thankful and definitely more grateful!!
Enjoy your Thanksgiving however you choose to celebrate it.