A "Better" Thanksgiving


I recently attended a 50th birthday party for a friend. In thanking all of her guests for coming that evening, she expressed one thought that struck a chord with me. “You all make me better.”

She saw, and appreciated, that all of her friends—in some way, shape, or form—made her “better.”

When thinking about what I would write as my Thanksgiving message, I thought that this is a good one: Be thankful for what makes you better. Sure, this includes friendships, education, learning new skills, physical training, and family relationships.

But, it can also include rough roads like the loss of a job, a less than promising prognosis, or just having to navigate life’s complicated journey.