think it is a good idea to have one day every twelve months designated for giving thanks. Government initiated, or not, we need it. Of course, we need to give thanks whenever the moment calls for them to be given, but a national day of thanking is one way of ensuring that it doesn't become something taken for granted. As humans we have a tendency of taking things for granted, and that leads to them becoming less important, and eventually ignored. Knowing that about our selves is why we appoint special days to somethings. Another reason is we like celebrations.
|© 2011 W.J. Hersee|
When we think about the circumstances in our life, and thank the powers, and people that be for the good ones, it is also acknowledging the things that aren't the best, and we may even give thanks that they aren't worse than they are. When we do that, we acknowledge the need for change as well.
Making changes can only only be done when we acknowledge what needs to be changed. It's that simple.
So, a day for giving thanks accomplishes two things. One, the intended purpose of giving thanks, and another, more stealth like purpose, the acknowledgement of things that we would like to change.
Anytime we can focus on the good in our lives, acknowledge them, and the need to improve the things that aren't so good, it is a great thing, no matter the day, or the reason. Having a special day is just a way of getting the majority of us all on the same page at the same time for all the right reasons.
And, for that, I
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