I feel that “thanks” is thrown about so casually and its so simple to say “thanks for your help/support/friendship/etc” – but how often do we truly express gratitude to those around us and to Hashem. To stop and really reflect on all the blessings in our life?
Personally, I don’t do it enough. So while I can wax prophetic about all the reasons I dislike Thanksgiving, this one I can celebrate.
I can take a moment to express my gratitude to my beyond amazing friends and family, to having a fulfilling (even at its most stressful) job, for my (generally good) health, and for each and every one of you. This blog started on such a whim (seriously, we should tell you all about how it really happened one day), and it has grown to be such an integral part of my life.
So this Thanksgiving, I hope we are all able to really look at the word, and seize the opportunities to give thanks – for all that we have.