Thanksgiving, A Day to Give Thanks

By: Betty Dangler
Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Thanksgiving, A Day to Give Thanks

Gratitude can change your attitude. When you come from a place of gratitude, your mood changes and you see things in a more positive prospective.

Even when I work with those who have lost loved ones, there is usually something to be thankful for. It could be for the years you have spent with a loved one, for the support of family and friends, for the note or a phone call that someone is thinking of you during a difficult time.

As you gather with family and friends this Thanksgiving Holiday, you may want to think of this holiday in a new light. Here is a poem I found that I thought might have meaning for you and gives a new twist to Thanksgiving.


Thanks Living

This month there is a special day

That we call Thanksgiving.

I propose we celebrate instead,

A holiday called “Thanks Living.”


Each day we find a reason

To give thanks to God above.

For every special moment,

The people and things we love.


It will change your life completely

If you adopt this attitude.

For everything looks better

Seen through eyes of gratitude.


So celebrate the special times

And joys life sends your way.

But remember that Thanks Living

Comes each and every day.

                                                             Author, Nancy Weil

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