Today is Thanksgiving Day. Arising in North America as a celebration of the harvest, it has evolved into a holiday occasion when families in America and Canada gather to feast and give thanks for all that they have. I am exceedingly grateful for all that I have—my wonderful wife, family, friends, home, health, and countless other blessings, and I am very mindful of the fact that most people in this world have far less than me. I know how fortunate I am and wish that I could find effective ways of giving back more to a world that has given me so much over the course of my life. But one area where I feel so lacking is in talent and skill that I can share with others in an uplifting way, and it is my profound wish that I can gain realistic confidence in my abilities to give something valuable of myself to others beyond what I’ve ever done.
But today I will visit and feast here at home with family and friends and give silent but constant thanks for the incredible abundance with which I’ve been undeservedly graced.
Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.