Thursday, November 17, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving


As we celebrate Thanksgiving, let's put aside all differences, prejudices, bias, and arguments. It is true that there is much that needs change, and the change must begin with the individual. A friend of mine spends all year long being kind, generous, and loving. She treats everyone with respect and expemplifies the true model of a good neighbor.

This morning, as I peeked inside her office, I saw baskets stuffed with food, toys, and lots of other goodies. She was gifting them to needy families. Her generosity comes naturally; it is obvious she doesn't even think of it as something absolutely wonderful.

Her charity spreads from one person to the other because every individual around her wants to give as well. Maybe that's what we are missing in the news, more stories about people who give even when they don't have much to give. That might promote more charity, more generosity, more love.

Many of us have plenty to be thankful for. We have health (never take that for granted), a roof over our heads, shoes on our feet, and loved ones who care about us. Some of us have pets who love us unconditionally, and food on our plates. Some have less and some have more, but I'm sure many have something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, even if it's just the ability to walk, talk, and love.

© Natala Orobello

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