Recently, a local newspaper put the question out to their readers asking what was their one most thankful moment. Here was my response:
“Unless something traumatic turns into a miracle I do not think it is about “one most thankful moment” but rather a lifetime of moments. We in the U.S. live in such abundance compared to the rest of the world. In Africa they have to traipse eight hours a day to fetch water for their families (to say nothing of feeding, clothing and sheltering them). When I live in the “now”, grateful for everything in my life (even adversities, which have developed my character, integrity, compassion and forgiveness), I usually am content and happy. But it is more than one moment; it is all moments. A lifetime lived in gratitude beats out any one moment.”
Drape those grateful moments around your heart like a sparkling necklace Wrap yourself in memories of the past and present with hopes for the future not just on Thanksgiving but every day of the year.