Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

What are you thankful for?

I know it may be a busy day today, full of activity or worry or a change of plans or unexpected problems but remember what today is all about, focus on the part about being thankful, what you’re grateful for, what this day is meant to be all about and not what it has become for many – a chore, hassle, problems, drama, arguments, tension, awkward silence, reluctant meetings, obligatory family or relatives gathering, or some other negative type of perspective or view of this holiday.

Keep in mind all the good things about Thanksgiving. Try to make the best of whatever happens today. Try to make someone smile, make them glad they saw you and talked to you. Try, just don’t do less than that. Be that person who at least tried to celebrate Thanksgiving the way it’s meant to be.

Today is a holiday, a day for being together, a day for saying what you’re thankful for, a day for smiles and stories, a day of rest from days of work, a day that should stand out in some obvious way, an enjoyable day, one to remember, not to regret and wish to forget.

Again, happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it on this day, and those who live where it’s not, you can still make today a day of remembering what to be thankful for and celebrate it in your way. Enjoy.

Do you have no one to talk to or message or communicate with today? Comment here, ask something, say something, about being thankful or about Thanksgiving or about whatever’s on your mind. You’re not alone here, make something of today that you’ll remember, make use of the available ways of communication, fight your reluctance and hesitation, fight your fears, you’re not powerless. Today can be a good day; do you believe it?

God bless you.

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Sometimes when I listen to people who say they have lost their faith…

“Sometimes when I listen to people who say they have lost their faith, I am far less surprised than they expect. If their view of God is what they say, then it is only surprising that they did not reject it much earlier. Other people have a concept of God so fundamentally false that it would be better for them to doubt than to remain devout. The more devout they are, the uglier their faith will become since it is based on a lie. Doubt in such a case is not only highly understandable, it is even a mark of spiritual and intellectual sensitivity to error, for their picture is not of God but an idol.”

– Os Guinness