Thanksgetting?

In keeping with the season, I’ve recently been reflecting on everything for which I’m thankful. Shame on me.

The list starts off noble enough: family, friends, health. But it goes downhill from there. Soon I’m thinking of the house where I live, good food, my car (make that plural), and so forth. While the feelings of gratitude are sincere, the emphasis seems to be on what I’ve been able to acquire more than on opportunities to provide for others.

I’m challenged by people in my orbit, rich and poor, whose generosity is significant. Their remarkable lives show that being thankful can be more about giving than about getting. That’s a lesson I’m willing to embrace. And one that’s valuable any time of year.

Happy Thanksgiving.

4 comments on “Thanksgetting?Add yours →

  1. Alan Williamson says:

    I’m thankful for Steve Fales and the nutritional wisdom he serves up fresh an a regular basis.

  2. Tonya Beck says:

    Wow! I’m thankful for this reminder. It is better to give than to receive but I too go immediately to what I have and forget about how good it is to give.

  3. Thanks Steve! for this great reminder we can ‘fall into’ so easily. May you & I have a true ‘Thanks-giving’

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