What will you wish for this year when you grasp the wishbone with hopeful hand and heart? Will you wish for more time with family, more time off work, or the basic blessings of home, health and happiness? During this season of thanks, I believe that we each have much to be thankful for in our lives. We cherish the special moments and memories that make our lives meaningful, not just memorable. Especially at this time of year when we try to make more of an effort to reconnect and reunite with our friends and family, we should remember that after the thanks are through, the real giving can begin. We can give our time, talents and treasures to show them that they are treasured, not just one day a year, but always.
Yes, there are also times when we might not feel thankful. There are times when we get our feathers ruffled, or some turkey is trying to shanghai our pumpkin pie, but the sure cure for their ill-mannered manure is to always have an attitude of gratitude. The good will always outweigh the bad when we live with thankful thoughts and actions. And as much as leftovers become our standard cuisine for the week, let us remember to not wait until the leftovers are devoured before we express our thanks for the meal, memories and miracles of this beautiful season. May we each cherish the things we are thankful in our lives and let our thanksgivings and showings become daily devotions all throughout the year. I hope you get your wish.