We're Thankful For...
Nov 22, 2017
Over the years, I have written notes about the significance of Thanksgiving – both as a National Holiday and as a time to get together with family and friends. In these notes, one of the thoughts I have shared revolves around the question: When we say “Happy Thanksgiving”, who are we giving thanks to?
Beginning with the Pilgrims, and followed through by presidents such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, the answer to that question was pretty obvious. Lincoln himself noted in his Thanksgiving Day Proclamation that Thanksgiving was to be a Day set aside to offer “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens…and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and union.”
Today, if you listen to, or read the news it seems like they are working overtime in talking about the things that they want to view as the “wounds of the nation.” But, recently I heard a great message that focused on the importance and value of the virtue of Gratitude and the need to occasionally stop and take time to be thankful for the many blessings that have been bestowed upon us.
So in that spirit, please accept our Thanksgiving gift to you and your family. A friend of mine passed along this video about Gratitude along with the note: “I encourage you to watch this short video about giving thanks each day. Trust me, it will be the best 6 minutes you will spend all day.” It’s been viewed over 331,000 times so apparently a whole bunch of folks agree with that sentiment.
Here at TranzAct we’re grateful for many things that are a part of God’s incredible blessings. The country we live in, the freedom we enjoy, and the relationships we share with customers and friends are just a few of the blessings we are thankful for each and every day. As you gather with friends and families, we hope that you, too, have much to be thankful for.
Have a great Thanksgiving.