Today we practice gratitude- The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. It is a practice we do too rarely, something that should not be relegated to only one day each year. I do not disclude myself from this, instead I stand before you proclaiming I have been ungrateful. I have forgotten to show appreciation, thankfulness, gratitude, love, and affection.
On this Thanksgiving Day I will make amends and work to show my loved ones a small portion of the gratitude I feel towards them. Among the limitless list of other things I am thankful for: My freedom, and that I live in a world with an overwhelming capacity to love. Giving thanks is an award in and of itself.
With a grateful heart I say to you, Happy Thanksgiving. - b.