Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday- more so than Christmas. For me it has always been associated with family and food, two of my favorite things! But the concept behind Thanksgiving is really giving thanks and it is that concept that means a lot to me.
When you think about it, a "Thank You!" is powerful. I realize there is a time and place for anonymity in giving to or in doing something for someone. But what is often forgotten is a "Thank You!". It shows you are appreciative, that you care. And it seems that in this day and age, caring is often forgotten along with a "Thank You!". We need to spend more time on giving and caring for one another than we do in our busy, busy lives.
So here is my challenge to you: I would like you to think of someone or something you are truly thankful for and give a shout out thank you. It could be recent or it could be in the past. Doesn't matter. For me, I want to thank those I seek out regularly as a sounding board, who keep me moving in the right direction or in some cases, help me to change course. I appreciate your honesty. You guys know who you. Thank you.
And to all of you, thank you for touching the lives of kids and for making a difference in their lives, for causing them to smile, to laugh, to think, feel and do. Thank you! It's good to care, isn't it?
Live your life and make a difference.