“I have washboard abs…. But Im doing a load of towels right now.”
What do you dream of? A nice home, great friends, and a great job. What if that doesn’t make you happy? I find myself wishing I had almost nothing, a nice job, and the freedom to travel where ever I want. But this costs money. I just gave up a good paying job for less money, less hours. Is this a set back or is this happiness in disguise? I could sell everything, move into a small place with cheap rent. Travel on my time off becuase I have the money to. Then would I wish for a nice big home again? Is it the things or the experiences that make us happy in life?
Thanksgiving is an American tradition that predates the U.S. Constitution by more than 100 years. It is an observance that binds us as Americans no matter our race, religion, or culture. It is a time when we reflect on our many blessings and give thanks for the bounty in our lives.
As individuals, we are thankful for our families, friends, and loved ones. As a Nation, we celebrate the blessings of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, thanks to the men and women who protect and have protected our way of life. We thank them for their service and their sacrifice, and we wish them and their families a blessed Thanksgiving celebration.
In celebrating Thanksgiving this year, let us remember a Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621. One hundred and two colonists were facing a harsh winter and possible starvation. Some would die. Fortunately, Indians of the Wampanoag tribe extended a friendly hand that ensured the colonists survived their first winter in this new land, securing unto themselves the blessings of beginning a new Nation dedicated to the dignity and equality of all who live on this land.
It is a difficult time in this country. Yet, we all have much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. We are strong as individuals, as families, and as a community.
However weird or wrong we may see someone else’s relationship, doesn’t matter; Whatever reality exists between those two people is what defines their happiness.
When you think about suicide, it means ending all possible opportunities. Life has many opportunities, with many consequences, but each offers a lesson; usually another chance to try again. This time being more informed than the last. We are supposed to try again attempting to achieve a different outcome than the last. Whatever life throws your way, take the chance. Do not give up. There are other opportunities.
Selfless acts speak loudly. Try it. You’ll feel so good about it, and it’s addicting. To watch someone smile at the smallest act of kindness is rewarding in itself.