Thanksgiving Day

A picture of starvation that many people are suffering today in our world might not seem to be fitting for Thanksgiving Day which is a festival for bountiful harvest.

I am not trying to spoil the celebration, but I am making myself aware of how much I have and always have had.

Let us consider the words attributed to Gandhi:

Live simply that others may simply live.”

Another thought that came to mind this morning is that Thanksgiving Day would not be such a great day if I were a turkey bird.

All events in life are a coin with two sides and we can never be on both. What is good for some is bad for others. While rain is the long-expected desire of the farmer; it is the disastrous averted weather for the owner of the house with roof leaks.  

A simple way to put Proverbs 14: 10 is: “Each one knows his own sorrows and joys” (Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary).


“A thankful person enjoys a blessing twice- when it’s received, and when it’s remembered”

“Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.”


Published in: on November 25, 2010 at 7:20 am  Comments (3)  

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  1. Andres,

    Thanksgiving blessings to you my friend.

    Steve Barclay

  2. I’m thankful for you and your work in Bolivia! Happy thanksgiving Andres!

  3. Andres’ – thanks for the Thanksgiving Day thoughts – I really enjoyed them. You have a good heart. Have a great Thanksgiving Day! God bless!

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