Posts Tagged ‘ being thankful ’


Sep 14th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Thanksgiving will likely be a somewhat more meaningful, perhaps more somber occasion this year. Its commemoration is more family centered, more focused on blessings and the shared gift of love, more identified with a national sense of feeling good about having made it through the year so far, more centered on the gift of peace and harmony and one another than on physical gifts. It allows for us to reflect and be thankful.

That may be what we always do, but this year seems to carry with it an extra helping of our needing to be aware what it takes to keep the fabric of our national identity sewn together. The rancor, among political interests, the abrasiveness of language, the mean attacks and almost libelous accusations thrown against others, these are reason enough for a time of calm, a chance to collect ourselves, an occasion to be aware what gets left out in the midst of our cataclysmic