As I have thought about the things that I have to be Thankful for this year, I think about those that have really suffered. The economy has really hit some folks hard. I don’t know that I can say that I know of anyone that hasn’t had to make a change in one way or another because of the state of our economy. Being in this profession I have seen a lot of heart-ache. I have had to help sellers to sell their homes because they were no longer able to afford their notes. I have seen families loose their homes for the same reason. Families have had to sell extra cars and carpool. Loved ones have been lost.
Watching the world take its lick at people, I have wondered why. Why are these good people suffering? I don’t know why but I have seen some wonderful things happening even through the blanket of rain. Families have become stronger; grown together in ways they never thought they could. Family game nights are not as seldom as they once were. Attendance is up in the churches; nothing like seeing the smiling faces of children as they leave Sunday School. Friendships have grown stronger as well.
Even families that seem to have lost everything have found something to be Thankful for.
It has been a tough year, yes. But if we all dig deep, we can come up with a list much longer than we everknew possible. Isn’t that what Thanksgiving is all about? I am asking you to take some time tomorrow… reflect back on the year. No matter how bad it was…find something good. Find lots of things good. Be Thankful!
I am thankful for all of you… for being such a source of strength for me. For being my friends, my mentors, my shoulders to cry on, my inspirations.
From my family to yours…Happy Thanksgiving!
ps. If you would like to share with me what you have to be Thankful for, please do so! I would love to be Thankful with you for the blessings you have in your life!