Thoughts on Thanks

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As the days get shorter and colder, and as we enter into the holiday season, it is easy to get caught up in the chaos and the planning and the stress that this time of year brings. However, it is important to take a moment to relax and reflect on what this time of year is really about.

As we draw closer to Thanksgiving, we should spend time with our families, and on Thanksgiving Day, have the best meal of the year. After contemplating all the ways we will eat our leftover turkey, we should not fail to remember all the things that we are thankful for. We should either, tell people that we are thankful for them; or we should not take for granted the things or opportunities that we are thankful for.

Of course, we should be thankful every day of the year. However, there is something special about Thanksgiving. It is one of the only times of the year that we are able to see distant family we would not otherwise see, solely for the purpose of spending time with each other and eating a glorious meal together. Thanksgiving is one of the few opportunities that we can get a majority of our family together under these circumstances and nothing more.

I encourage you to start this holiday season right. I encourage you to spend time with your families. I encourage you to be thankful.

What are you thankful for?

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