The Thanksgiving celebration originally started as a day of giving thanks for the harvest. Not many of us are still directly involved in harvesting our food products in the 21st century. Now the holiday is more of a secular celebration.

Most of us in the United States celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, eating favorite dishes, maybe taking a walk or playing games and certainly for many watching football games. And then there are many people selflessly working Thanksgiving to keep us safe and healthy.

Some families take a few minutes to go around the table and each person says something they are thankful for. Sometimes they are silly but often they are heartfelt thoughts of appreciation.

So this week take those few extra minutes to stop and focus on what you are thankful for. Here are some of my biggest reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving:

  • Family & friends
  • Healthy children
  • Food and shelter
  • Living in the USA
  • My companies and team members
  • My clients
  • Our men and women of the armed services
  • And our police officers and firefighters

Maybe you could even send a note to someone special in your life telling them that you appreciate them and why. Many of us just do not write notes anymore. You’ll be surprised at how welcome that note will be to the person who receives it.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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