Monday, November 24, 2008


I don't want to be surprised by Thanksgiving Day. It is unsettling to make plans and then go about routines until a special day comes, then walk into it unprepared. Not that I wouldn't know Thanksgiving happens on a Thursday in late November, but it could still sneak up on me. Such things have been known to happen.

This holiday is not celebrated because we are so naturally grateful, but because we are not. Thanksgiving is about the intent to cultivate an attitude which is appreciative of each blessing. It is time set aside to recognize so much of what we tend to take for granted, and to rest in gratitude for such goodness.

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