Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Yes, today is the day that the Bald Eagle has competition for his place as the national bird. Yet, it should be more than that. We often hear the question, "What would happen if everything was taken from you today for which you had failed to give thanks yesterday?"

For most of us, it would be almost impossible to enumerate our many blessings and give individual thanks in prayer. So which things really matter? If we lost our gold bracelet, or our lucky gold eagle coin, or any number of things, would our lives change dramatically? No.

The things we should be most thankful for are our family and loved ones. These can be taken away almost instantly by a drunk driver, heart attack, or malicious false gossip by the village busybody. These are what we need to offer special thanks for today and everyday.

What if we no longer have even these? We suggest offering thanks for the time we had those loved ones with us...but if those you love are still with you, don't forget to tell them how much you care each day. It's a great day to start that tradition.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Shoalanda Speaks!