Many who read this will be celebrating Thanksgiving in the coming days. While on different dates with different origins, many countries celebrate some sort of Thanksgiving during the year.
For those of us in the United States, this holiday has come to represent a chance for families to gather, eat too much, watch football, and perhaps prepare for Black Friday shopping. Oh yes, and to give thanks for our blessings.
I love my family, good food and football. And I am as blessed as anyone, so it is easy for me to be grateful on this day.
But that is the problem. Thanksgiving reminds us to give thanks and raises our awareness of the things we are grateful for on one day. By designating a day, we are at some level saying this is the day to be thankful and show gratitude. Unstated for this designation is that for the other 364 days we can return to our regularly scheduled life, oblivious to the blessings, and ignoring the reasons t...(register to read more)