"Everything we have is a gift from God -- even our sorrows." Joseph Farah
The American Thanksgiving tradition for years has been a time of gluttony, the beginning of the feasting and festivities which continue on through New Year's Day. The average American gains five to ten pounds between the time from Thanksgiving (some start early and make Halloween the beginning of the eating frenzy) and New Year's.
But is that what Thanksgiving is really about? Eating until the l-triptophan, carbs and booze knock you out for two days? Or is it about something else? Like being thankful maybe?
Thankful that you had another year on earth to share with loved ones. Thankful your family made it through some really rough times and are now stronger than ever. Thankful for positive, though painful, change. Thankful for love. Thankful you can hold your sweet grand baby's hand and play in the fallen leaves with him. Thankful for all your blessings. Thankful for the talent which God has bestowed upon you. Thankful for grace and happiness (even if it lasts only a moment) and laughter. And at last, thankful for the bounty upon your tables.