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Monday, November 19, 2007

Thoughts on Gratitude

One of the sweetest feelings we experience is that of gratitude. Offering thanks is as natural to us as breathing; it is one of the most universal and one of the loveliest of human emotions. The human heart needs to give thanks, just as the human mind wants to understand. Expressing gratitude is remembrance of our dependence on others, a confession of our humanity, and a way of recognizing that we do not walk alone.

Thanksgiving gives us the opportunity to fulfill this great longing; the heartfelt need to express appreciation for what we've been given. Maybe that's why people love this holiday so much - there's something so vital, so necessary about it. To imagine a holiday season without Thanksgiving would be like attending a church service without saying a prayer.

Imagine a taste of the day's big feast; a bustling kitchen smelling of roasted turkey, cinnamon-spied pumpkin pies, and other Thanksgiving treats. Hear the voices of loved ones chattering and the sounds of children playing. Indeed, it's a wonderful occasion!

Best of all, though, is Thanksgiving's sentiment - the heartfelt gratitude for all of our blessings. That, even more than the food, family, and friends, is what makes this day really special.

Wishing you a joyous Thanksgiving!


  • Beautiful post! I wish you and Jona a joyous day together too!

    By Blogger snowflake, at 12:13 PM  

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