Day 238 – The Day Before Thanksgiving

This time of year, many people around the world are giving thanks for the blessings in their lives. Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in the U.S. and Canada. And, during the Christmas season worldwide, people also traditionally express appreciation for good fortune by giving gifts to loved ones.

Giving thanks is a personal expression and varies from individual to individual. Some people choose to give back by donating time at soup kitchens, or via money through charity organizations.

Other people take their gifts to the street, quite literally, to capture the plight of the homeless during the holiday season.

For instead of judgment, why not give homeless people compassion? After all, we do not know their individual story that has led to their current condition. Today, many people judge the homeless as having “chosen” their circumstance as a result of drug or alcohol use or laziness. But many of these people have served their country as veterans, are victims of mental illness or abuse, or simply have fallen on hard times that have nothing to do with their own personal decisions.

The next time you see a homeless person on the side of the road, don’t ask yourself what they have done to put them in that situation. Instead, consider what our society has failed to do – whether by providing adequate health care, etc. If you worry about handing out money that may encourage drug abuse, why not consider other ways to help needy people?

After all, that is the spirit of Thanksgiving.

The video below shows how little some people have, and hopefully will encourage you to give more, or at least give thanks for the gifts we have.

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About Dave, The Gratitude Guy

Dave Block, aka “Dave, The Gratitude Guy” is an emerging entrepreneur on a mission to spread a powerful message about the importance of having daily gratitude in your life. His cause is to create positive change in the world by educating everyone, through his appearances, blogs, videos, and future projects that the best way for us to value our present day happiness is to be grateful for what we have in our life right now. If more people lived life this way, great changes would occur. Just understand that by being who you really are, you will attract more of what you truly want in your life. And gratitude is the key that opens up the door to happiness. Recently, Dave have branded himself with Thank God I... to create a new interview series called "The Thank God I..." Interview. The interviews are with empowering people from Movies, TV, Music,and Sports who have encountered hardships and had to endure tough times in life only to emerge stronger by their attitude and how they are thankful for it all. For more information, please visit www.thankgodi.com
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