Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Why Thanksgiving is More Important than Christmas

Thanksgiving is More Important than Christmas...Period! Christmas, the time of year when we give too much; spend too much; drink too much -- but we are less happier than at any other time of year. Alas, not so much with Thanksgiving.

It's Not So Special

Christmas ain't so grand. Going back several years, my kids (now in their late 20's) really enjoyed Christmas. Me? Not so much. Once upon a time, I had to take out an 18 month loan to pay back Christmas. That'll take the Christ out of Christmas -- at least it did for me.

I digress (didn't mean to go off on a tangent). Thanksgiving is what it is; giving thanks. I, you, we...give thanks. Not for becoming (or not) rich; or whatever is our heart's desire. It's about giving thanks for the simple joy of giving thanks.

Why do I give thanks? Here's my list:
  • My life
  • My breath
  • People
  • Police Officers
  • Food
  • Refrigerators
  • Music
  • Pandora
  • iPod & iPad
  • Michelle married Barack
  • The resurrection of Christ Our King
  • Money Wealth Power Poverty Hunger Starvation 
  • Cloudy days
  • Freewill
  • A Job My Career my Online Internet business
  • Great Cigars & Johnnie Walker Blue label
  • The Scent of a Woman
  • Military force
  • Diplomacy
  • The I.R.S.
  • Family
  • God (Allah Yahweh Jehovah Elohim)
I'm Grateful For Each of You -- that read my blog. ~Happy Thanksgiving from Encouraging-People.com


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