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If not for Some People...! Let us Give Thanks




If not for some people, where would some of us be today?


Today, we give thanks. Every year, today, we remember and we give thanks.


Thanksgiving is a time when our hearts are warmed by the spirit of gratitude, and we reflect on the abundance in our lives. However, it's essential to recognize that the Thanksgiving spirit isn't just about personal reflection; it's also about acknowledging the role of others in shaping our experiences and expressing gratitude for the collective efforts that contribute to our well-being.


Some People: The Unseen Contributors

As we sit around the Thanksgiving table, savoring the aroma of a home-cooked meal, let's take a moment to think about "some people" who played a crucial role in helping us get to where we are in life today. Consider "some people" who have touched your life with acts of kindness, large and small. Maybe it was a friend who offered a listening ear during a challenging time, a mentor who provided guidance, or a stranger whose gesture made a difference.


Thanksgiving is an opportunity to express gratitude for these unsung heroes whose actions ripple through our lives, leaving an indelible mark. From farmers cultivating the crops to truck drivers transporting the produce, and grocery store workers stocking the shelves, the Thanksgiving feast is the result of a collective effort that extends far beyond our immediate circles. Something, we can also be thankful for.


Let's bring this home. There are two important parties to appreciate today for those who subscribe. God and some people. If you have ears and eyes, thank God. If you have bread to break, thank God. If you have a family to break bread with, thank God. If you have the means to care for yourself, thank God. While some are experiencing peace, others are at war. While some may have a home, others are on the streets. The list is endless but here's the point. Let us express our gratitude to God and acknowledge him even for the bare necessities of life.


Now we turn to "Some People." This includes family, friends, acquaintances, and even strangers who for a moment, even a split second, said or did something that made a positive difference in our lives. To them, we say - we remember and wherever you are in this world, we say thank you. If there is such a thing as a Black Book - where we catalog the names of people who did us wrong, then, there should be such a thing as a White Book which does the opposite. Embracing the spirit of Thanksgiving means recognizing and appreciating the interconnected web of relationships that sustains us and taking time to celebrate it.


Giving Back:

The spirit of Thanksgiving is not only about receiving but also about giving back. As we count our blessings, let's consider how we can contribute to the well-being of others. Acts of kindness, volunteering, and philanthropy create a cycle of gratitude that extends beyond individual experiences. By paying it forward, we become part of "some people" making a positive impact in the lives of others.


Life is filled with challenges, and it's often the support of "some people" that helps us navigate rough waters. Whether it's the resilience of a supportive community, the encouragement of friends and family, or the dedication of professionals working behind the scenes, Thanksgiving invites us to acknowledge and appreciate those who stand with us during difficult times.


Conclusion:

As we gather with loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving, let's broaden our perspective and extend our gratitude to the multitude of "some people" who contribute to the fabric of our lives. Embracing the spirit of Thanksgiving means recognizing that our individual journeys are intertwined with the collective efforts of many. This Thanksgiving, let us celebrate not just what we have but also the community of "some people" who make it all possible.


Let us take time to truly reflect and give thanks.


Happy Thanksgivings.




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