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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Giving Thanks

As you gather around the dinner table to give thanks for the many blessings that have been bestowed on you and your families, pause to remember those who have shaped your life and character. It might be a teacher, a political figure or religious leader. It might simply be a parent, sibling or acquaintance whose inspiration changed your focus and purpose. Consider the sacrifice so many have made to stir our social conscience in the hope of improving our quality of life while insuring a measure of justice for all of us.

Today, we live in a world where truth is routinely distorted and reshaped to take advantage of our ignorance as we find so little time to be attentive to the world around us. We are surrounded by those who lack a moral compass in the pursuit of power and authority. They will distort truth to the point where it becomes unrecognizable with the reality it is supposed to reflect.

If you have a few minutes, listen to the inspiring words spoken by Edward Kennedy at the eulogy of his brother Robert. It becomes clear that Edward Kennedy had much to be thankful for in the life of his brother. All of us, no matter our position in this world, have something, someone to be thankful for. Pause to give thanks today for that person, cause or event that helped change our lives for the better.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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