Giving thanks reverberates off the walls of the soul, creating an echo effect in the spirit. I am not sure how it works, but being appreciative puts a smile on the face. So, what am I thankful for this year that makes me happy?
I am thankful for the abundance of food we have in this country. Having lived in Haiti for six years and thinking of the people in the Philippines after the typhoon, I know that not every country is so blessed. To remind me and my family of the bounty we enjoy, I used vegetables for my centerpiece this year. The quality and quantity of fresh produce we have in our grocery stores is amazing. We should be so thankful.
So, notice simple things like plenty of food, freedom from fear, and dear faces around the table; give thanks, and be happy!