Tomorrow is a day to count our blessings
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 10:00 AM
Tomorrow - Thanksgiving Day - is a time for each of us to count our blessings and set aside our problems for the day.
Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that usually doesn't involve a lot of drama - just good fellowship and, of course, lots of good food.
Thanksgiving is an all-American holiday originated because the Pilgrims wanted to give thanks that at least half of them had managed to survive their first year in the New World.
That was, indeed, something to be thankful for. Let's not lose sight of that and make sure we give thanks to those who continue to see to it that we are able to enjoy the bounty of the greatest nation on earth.
Your problems, whoever you are and whatever they are, will look minor if you set them next to those of other people in distant parts of the world.
For the past two years we've been bombarded with negativity as political campaigns battled. While we tired of the partisan bickering, on Thursday let's give thanks that we live in a nation were everyone is free to share their opinions without fear of punishment.
For the day, let's try to not find fault with anyone or anything.
Talk around the Thanksgiving table should focus on the family ... What's new with the children? How are the out-of-town relatives doing? What good fortunes have we enjoyed the past year?
Let's all agree that the world's problems can wait a day.
We know we're not perfect, but millions of people from all over the world risk their lives to live here to enjoy the freedoms we sometimes take for granted.
So when you sit down to that turkey dinner tomorrow, count your blessings, not your grievances. Happy Thanksgiving!