The Spirit of Thanksgiving

The closer we get to Thanksgiving, the more people focus on getting the food, decorations and guest lists.  Those aren’t bad things but they do miss the spirit of what Thanksgiving is all about.  Let’s think for a moment about what we’re thankful for usually: food, shelter, friends, family, and jobs/money.  What do all of those things have in common?  We wouldn’t have them to be thankful for if it weren’t for other people!

You can’t grow into an amazing leader without learning from others, you can’t be an amazing parent without kids, you can’t work at a job without someone to sell to, and you can’t cure cancer if there’s no cancer to cure.

My point is simple: this thanksgiving, focus less on the details and more on each other.

So this Thanksgiving as you gather around the table with family and friends, or if you get to work on Thanksgiving, stop and take a moment to be thankful for who’s there.  These people play a very important role in your life and future.  Everyone has something to be thankful for, and that something is often a someone.

Who are you thankful for this year?


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