Thankful Moments

November 26, 2014 7:05 PM

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Thanksgiving is this country's annual holiday for celebrating the present. It is not for food, or football or parades, but rather for remembering how we need each other and being thankful for the people in our lives and what we hold dear. The simple stories of the Indians helping the Pilgrims we learned in kindergarten are teaching lessons of humanity. We all want each other to do well and thrive and spend the next year together. It is valuing each other and showing small gestures of kindness and everyday gratefulness. It is being thankful that your bag arrives safely, the line is shorter than might have been expected, the people all present this year at dinner. Thanksgiving is not a day to compete or criticize or want more. Thanksgiving is a day to appreciate exactly what you have at the moment.

It is a day to tell people you appreciate their presence. I have the privilege of having friends and family all over the world and I may not see them often, but I am grateful for them in my life. One of my dearest friend from law school lives in Seattle now, and we have not had the opportunity to se...

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