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Thanksgiving Blessings

November 21, 2018

As we round out the month of November and move into the busy holiday season, it’s the time of year where we take a step back and reflect on all that we’ve got to be thankful for over the last year. It’s easy to overlook the importance of giving thanks in today’s society and, ironically, especially this week. Black Friday sales have crept forward at an alarming rate and so many people rush through their feast so they can stand in line and score the best deals.

But it is important to embrace the concept of thankfulness for your own good and for the good of those around you. The blessings we have in life become so easy to take for granted in a world driven by an unending thirst for “more more more!” This Thanksgiving, I urge you to take the time to reflect on all you have. Make a list if you need to. Just be sure to take a step back from the busyness around you and give thanks for what you’ve got.

Here’s a good list to start. Many of these might seem trite or inconsequential, but each of them is its own blessing we take advantage of in our everyday lives all the time:

  1. Your family and friends: it might not always feel like it, but you are surrounded by people to love and people who love you. Life’s stress can get in the way so often, but having people there for you is an undeniable blessing no matter what the world throws at you.
  2. Your health and wellbeing: Another thanksgiving marks another year you’ve made it, for better or worse, alive and well. Even if you’re facing health difficulties, each new day is an opportunity to be thankful for life and the opportunity for blessing it presents.
  3. The opportunity to have an education: We live in one of the most educated societies on the planet right now. Though it’s easy to be critical of our public schools and the cost of higher education, the opportunities they present gives everyone at least something of a chance to improve their place in life.
  4. Food on the table: Even if it’s not much, having something to eat is a blessing more people than we’d like to admit have to do without on a daily basis. If you’re feasting this thanksgiving, give thanks for what you have an consider donating or volunteering at a local food pantry to help ease the burden of hunger in your community.
  5. Your favorite song: everyone has that song that, when they hear it, it brightens their mood, even if just for a few minutes. It’s simple enough, but give thanks for the ability of artists to lift our spirits and fortify our souls with their artistry.
  6. Hot showers: Talk about something we take for granted! In many countries, a daily hot shower is an absolute luxury. For us, it’s often a necessity but it’s something to be thankful for.
  7. The internet: Where would the world be today without it? For all it’s flaws and drama, we live in the most connected society in the world, making our lives easier and allowing us to access a larger world at the click of a button.
  8. Having a job and/or income: this should be obvious but often we allow the stress that comes with a job to get in the way of the blessing it is to be able to provide for our needs and those of our loved ones.
  9. The ability to dream: thankfully, humans are not robots. No matter where we are in life, we always have the ability to imagine a better life and put together the plan to get there.
  10. Sunrises and sunsets: as simple and sublime as they come. Weather permitting, each new day gives us the opportunity to witness the most beautiful sight in the world from our own backyard. That is, every day, something to be thankful for.

I hope this list has got you thinking of all the ways you are blessed and all the things you’ve got to be thankful for this holiday season. I and everyone at the law firm of Daniel L. Jacobs wishes you the happiest of Thanksgivings.

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