I’ve written many times about the paradox of these two days, Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
My favorite quote on this paradox comes from my preacher friend, David Weber:
“Americans stopped for awhile yesterday to give thanks for what they have, then rose this morning, early, and left the house, praying ‘But it’s not enough.'”
What would it take for us to stop saying, “It’s not enough?”
What would it take for us to believe what the sign says?
It seems to me it’s a true spiritual movement. It’s understanding deeply just how blessed we are.
Let’s say it this way: If you are reading this blog, there’s a very good statistical chance you are among the wealthiest people in the entire world. And yet, time and time again, so many of us fail to realize this.
We focus on what we don’t have.
We focus on what others do.
But focusing on God’s message of just how blessed we are can help open our hearts…to become happier and more content in our own lives…and more willing to share our blessings and gifts with others.
So, some reminders of previous writings I’ve done on this day.
First, a Thanksgiving Meditation from a few years back.
Then, a meditation on Why I Don’t Shop Black Friday.
Finally, a song of Thanks for you all.
May your Thanksgiving be blessed and safe, and may you be able to “see the signs.”