On Thanksgiving we give thanks,
but to whom?
I have a lot to be thankful for. I live in a country where I can vote and say anything I want, where it’s possible to make money from a new idea and years of hard work. I love working and I love coming home.
We all say such things on Thanksgiving. I guess it’s nice to be reflective at least once a year. But what good is it, casting our thanks into the void?
To me there’s something missing. It seems like an exercise in self-satisfaction and not a genuine interest in giving thanks.
So this year, let’s give thanks to people. I’m thankful for having terrific parents. Parents who taught me to think for myself. To respect, but question. To not give up even when it seems impossible. To take pride in good work and always do the right thing, even if it’s hard, even if no one else is looking.
Thanks mom. Thanks dad.
So find someone to thank. Maybe it’s someone who has helped you more than they know. Maybe it’s someone you haven’t talked to in a while. Maybe it’s someone you love but you can’t remember when you said so.
Take the chance to make this day really count.