"Wishes for bridges each step of your way." - Maria Pavlik aka Penelope Puddle
Monday, 8 October 2012
A Half-Full Thanksgiving
A PRETTY TABLE SET to stimulate the appetite in a room rippling with occasional laughter is not a big event but something I truly did appreciate this Thanksgiving holiday. One day has been designated to remind folks to be grateful in a world that has its equal share of joy and sadness. It is odd, though, how it is often easier to express a complaint.
I sometimes wonder ... is there enough good news being spread around kitchen tables and a focus on the glass being half full instead of empty? Perhaps the things I take for granted are the very things I need to say thank you for and acknowledge more. According to author William Arthur Ward, “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
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