Thanksgiving is traditionally known for spending time with family and friends, gathering to give thanks and share a really good meal. This Thanksgiving take time to reflect and appreciate your many blessings. All too often we forget about the little things that we have been blessed with and forget to count these as blessings. Are you alive? Can you read? Do you own shoes, do you have clothes? Do you go to sleep in a bed with a roof over your head and a full stomach? We always wish we had this or we had that, but at times we seem to overlook of all the blessings that have been bestowed upon us already.

My thought for this holiday is focused on being happy and at peace with everything. There are so many people suffering all over this country and the world. They don’t have enough to eat, they don’t have a roof over their head and they don’t have a permanent place to live. There is so much poverty in so much of the world and many will go to sleep hungry. Count your blessings each and every day, not just on Thanksgiving and try not to take things for granted. It doesn’t matter if you live in a mansion, an apartment or a room in a downstairs basement. The fact is if you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep, then you are better off than most of the world. Try to help those who are less fortunate and you will find that if you do well to others, it comes back to you tenfold. Though money can buy you lots of things it can never buy you happiness.