As you do your final preparation for Thanksgiving, remember that this is, in the end, a holiday about giving thanks and offering gratitude.
Some people find it awkward to express their gratitude. That discomfort comes from living in a world that has programmed us into thinking it’s all about me, me, me and stuff, stuff, stuff.I came across this quote recently, and offer it to you as a reminder that, once you strip away all your “programming” from marketing and advertising, you are one of the most grateful creatures on the earth.
We are born helpless infants, creatures of pure need with little resource to give, yet we are fed, we are protected, we are clothed and held and soothed, without having done anything to deserve it, without offering anything in exchange. This experience, common to everyone who has made it past childhood, informs our deepest spiritual intuitions. Our default state is gratitude: it is the truth of our existence.
Charles Eisenstein, contemporary philosopher, author of The Ascent of Humanity
Happy Thanksgiving to you all. In happiness, Jim