Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving. Today is a special day to reflect on the good things you have going on in your life, and be thankful.

There just aren’t enough days set aside in the year to escape the rat race, to take the time to be with friends and family, and to simply slow down and “smell the roses.”
While I am a firm believer that everyone should take time every day to be thankful for all the good things they have going in their lives, the reality is most people don’t make the time.

Today is one of those days, if not THE day, to stop, look around, escape from the daily routines, the running around, and all the other things that we do that simply adds stress to our lives, and see the things we have and appreciate them.

Health, warmth, friends, family, food and a positive attitude. Basic things in most everyone’s life, complimented with employment, success and all the belongings collected along the way.

Leave for now the planning for tomorrow, Black Friday, and how to beat the very early morning store sales, and simply enjoy today for today.

Too many things happen in an instant, changing life forever. Yesterday’s tragic terrorist attacks in India are a prime example, bringing back the memories of 9/11. But beyond the large scale life altering events, localized events can have just as much an impact.

An otherwise healthy middle aged colleague just survived an aneurism, another survived a heart attack, and as we celebrate today a neighbor is fighting for his life with some type of lung infection.

Please be sure to take the time today to look around, do things with friends and family you haven’t been able to do, relax, make time for yourself, and simply enjoy your life. And if by chance you find an opportunity to have an impact on someone else’s situation, even if you simply have to share this same reminder to someone, seize the opportunity. There is nothing more rewarding than having an impact on someone else’s life. Having volunteered on an ambulance for over twelve years, I have been fortunate to have seen this many times over.

Happy Thanksgiving

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