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Be Thankful

Posted on November 27, 2008 by

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Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. It is one of my favorite times of the year. It brings back a lot of good memories and makes me consciously think of the blessing in my life. My blessings are bountiful.

Thanksgiving Day has its origins in dark and hard times. The first official holiday was proclaimed by Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It was in the middle of the American Civil War. The Battle of Gettysburg had been fought earlier that year with it’s carnage on both sides. The war’s end was nowhere in sight. Lincoln proclaimed a day of Thanksgiving to point out that while there were bad things going on, there were good things as well. Bountiful crops, population increases, prosperity were all things to give thanks for.

In this day and age, when all the news outlets are proclaiming all the negativity going on, there are still things to be thankful for. We, as a whole Earth population, are much better off than we were 100 years ago. Medical advances have all but wiped out the top 10 killers from 1908. The food supply has grown to allow the population to greatly increase.

In your personal life, think of the things you want and have such as shelter, food, health and relationships and be grateful. Think of the things you don’t want and don’t have and be grateful.

Things that you are grateful for in your life increase. Don’t limit your gratitude to just one day a year, do it every day. As the song goes, “Count your blessings. Count them one by one.”

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December 20th, 2008 at 2:53 am

Rick

This is so true especially in this day and age where every time you turn around there is more negative news. We need to remember all of the blessings we have in life and be thankful for them every day.

Thanks for the reminder
Robert

Bryan says:
May 1st, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Every morning I ask myself two questions: “What do you want to accomplish today?” and “What are you thankful for?” No matter how bleak things have looked in my life, I’ve found that I can always think of at least one thing to be thankful for each day and that always gives me some extra energy to go out and pursue my life goals. Thanks so much for the inspiring post!

cangel says:
May 21st, 2009 at 11:47 am

Thank you for the short history of Thanksgiving. All too often we think we need to wait for great things for happen to express our thanks. Thanksgiving is a day to remind us to be thankful and it is nice to have a day to do this. But, as you said, everyday should be a thanksgiving day since we always have little things that happen to us to be thankful for. And if we start being thankful for the little things our attitude changes and we become more positive people. And we definitely need more positive people these days.

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