It’s the week of Thanksgiving.
The one holiday that unites almost everyone in the United States (for those who do not know the history, it is disturbing). It has come to be a celebration of friends, family and loved ones for things that went right this past year.
Usually people gather together and have a meal with one another and say what they are thankful for. Regardless of religion, political affiliation, ethnicity, background, etc, they gather and give thanks.
Some would have you believe that there is nothing for which to be thankful.
Many have lost loved ones, are facing burnout, are unemployed, have lost their homes, and some have nothing to eat.
And so we pray for those who have gone, reach out to those in distress, share what we have with those who are in need, actively search for opportunities for those who need a hand, and support organizations who are providing shelter and food for those who are in a tough spot at the moment.
“There, but for the grace of God, go I” is the saying.
So despite all that went wrong in the past 12 months, I am extremely grateful for the things that went well.
And I remain ever optimistic about the future and am grateful there are many people out there working to make everyone healthy, safe and secure.