November has seen some challenging and traumatic events…raging fires in California where many have died and more than 1000 people are unaccounted for…divisiveness in our campaigning and elections…a significant rise in hate rimes.
I want to focus on my thankfulness this Thanksgiving Day. I’m thankful for food, water and the air I breathe. I’m thankful for friends and family. I’m thankful for good health. I’m thankful for the brave response of police at Tree Of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh (Mr. Roger’ Neighborhood) on October 27. I’m thankful for the interfaith solidarity that’s been evident across our country. I’m thankful for the capacity of humans to love and have compassion.
Please find the quote that resonates with you and share it this Thanksgiving:
Mr. Rogers: “We want to raise our children so they can take a sense of pleasure in both their own heritage and the diversity of others.”
Martin Luther King, Jr. “Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness. I have decided to stay with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
Dalai Lama: “When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.”