November has arrived, not soon enough and yet too soon. It has been a year like no other. For some it is the worse year of their life. And for others it does not rank in the top five of their worse years. We tend to look at time and all the circumstances in certain time slots and judge the whole as bad or good. Giving thanks in November has been a celebration we have observed for over a century and a half. In 1863 President Lincoln established a national holiday to give thanks each November. It was the middle of the Civil War, and he wanted everyone to pause and give thanks.
Giving thanks in trying times can be difficult. Looking for something good to be thankful for opens the doors for hope. If something good has happened during a difficult time, no matter how difficult, then there is hope for better times. Hope is a verb. It requires action. From action comes reaction. Hope is contagious and spreads, bringing joy and comfort.
This Thanksgiving is no different than any of your past ones. There is hope when you give thanks for the good, the bright spots in your days. And suddenly you feel it is all going to be alright in the end. So plan your Thanksgiving as any other. Plan to spread hope throughout the day to loved ones, family and friends.
I want to start by giving thanks for all my customers that have shopped with me. You give me hope. I am thankful for you. Blessings this Thanksgiving to you and yours. ~ Gail