Thanksgiving is a great day to hang out with family and friends, eat a ton of food, and drink some great wine; but it also makes me think of the soldiers and their families who don’t get to spend time together, kids that are suffering from illness or hunger, people that are scared because they’ve lost their jobs and are losing everything, the homeless, the kids that are bullied at school, and so on.
Thanksgiving is a good start, I think more people think about these issues this time of year and realize how fortunate they are as opposed to “those other” people. Why can’t we get involved all year round? Why can’t we help each other more? Why can’t we solve some of these issues?
We need to come together more, we need to extend our hand more often, we need to be a moving human part of our communities, we need to get involved. This journey is miraculously amazing, and the awe inspiring power of human beings when they come together is breath taking. Be thankful, yes, but continue to build your communities and help one another. No man is an island, we need each other.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, everywhere.