By Jesse Bussard
30 Days of Thanksgiving.
These are just two of the many avenues that I have seen my fellow social media friends using to share why they are thankful during the month of November. And while I realize that this is the month of Thanksgiving and these are indeed great initiatives….do we really need a special reason to express why we are thankful? Shouldn’t we instead be thankful each and every day we are alive?
My life has been full of a lot of ups and downs along the way; the last few months, especially. When I was ‘younger and dumber’ I took many of the blessings in my life for granted. It was until just a few years ago that I realized just how ungrateful I had been. For that eye-opening realization I am thankful. But enough about me…back to the topic at hand.
I think it’s great that your status update and your tweets tell me what your are thankful for today. However, I think it would be even better if we all would actually DO something to show others just how thankful we really are. Let’s give back to our communities. Donate to a food bank. Help serve dinner at a local homeless shelter. Even do something as small as help out a friend in need.
With a little less talk and a lot more action, we might be able to actually do some real good and create the change that is oh so needed in this crazy, troubled world.
And to show that I’m taking my own advice, I’ll start by DOING something. I’m heading to the grocery store right now to buy some items to donate to a local food bank. I hope you’ll DO something too!
“A life’s meaning is the impact it has on others.”
Until next time, thanks for reading.
~ Pearl Snaps