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Getting Ready for Thankful

Dear Kid,

Sometimes it’s easy to be Thankful. Like when it’s raining and someone offers to get the car and drive over to pick you up so you don’t have to walk through the parking lot brand new lake. Or when you walk into a warm room on a freezing cold day. Or when someone holds the elevator for you when you’re late for an appointment.

Sometimes it’s a Lot Harder. Like when someone does something you expected them to do. Or when people leave you alone on a day you really need to be left alone. Or don’t leave you alone on a day you say you want to be left alone but really need company.

It’s generally easier to be thankful for the here-and-now. After all, you’re in the here-and-now. (If we’re being literal, you’re at least in the “now.”)

It’s generally a lot harder to be thankful for the things that happened a while ago or that happen in the background. Like being healthy. And having a place to live.

Fortunately, we have Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is a time to remember the big and little things we have to be thankful for. It’s time to think about the things we’ve done for people and that people have done for us.

What are you thankful for?

Love, Mom

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Getting Ready for Thankful


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