October 2001 Update

Thanksgiving is much more than a bountiful feast of turkey, stuffing and candied yams. It’s a time to reflect on the past year — our struggles and our triumphs — and to celebrate all the good that has happened to us.

More than almost any other feeling, an attitude of gratitude helps people to feel better about their lives. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It transforms a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.

So, on this Thanksgiving, set aside some time to reflect on all the things that you are grateful for. Then throughout the year practice an attitude of gratitude toward everyone that you meet. It could be something as small as a smile to a stranger who needs one. Or, helping an elderly citizen with the groceries. When we practice an attitude of gratitude we not only share the joy of Thanksgiving, but we become more grateful for all that we have…each and every day of our lives.

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for enjoying good food and good friends. It’s also a time to give thanks for your good fortune, loving family, caring friends, rewarding opportunities and good health. Sherri and I sincerely wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.

We are blessed by your friendship and in return, wish you many blessings.

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