The Small Things
We are not the first generation to undergo challenging times, and we won’t be the last.
Anne Frank wrote, “no one has ever become poor by giving.” This, written by a 13-year-old who had to hide in an attic with her family for two years during World War II.
This year, we are masking up, watching football games played in empty stadiums, and hosting smaller gatherings (breeders are even raising smaller turkeys this year), so perhaps the theme of Thanksgiving 2020 is to be thankful for small things. A crisp morning sunrise, potatoes with gravy, a post-meal walk, and responsible visits from family and friends.
Considering Anne’s perspective, giving away our time, our patience, and our abundance won’t make us poor. It will make us better.
This situation is just a blip in eternity. COVID is our challenge to face in our generation—just as Anne Frank had hers. The progress we make now will define all of us in years to come.
My prayer is that with a heaping helping of gratitude, a spoonful of patience, a slice of good health, and a simple sprinkling of humor, we can move ahead to brighter days and bigger turkeys!
Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!