Thanksgiving needs it’s own day because it’s a good thing that doesn’t come naturally.
It’s counter-intuitive, but the richer a country or person becomes, the less thankful they become as well. Modern psychology backs me up on this. A successful person often attributes their success to what they’ve done.
Even Abraham Lincoln recognized this in the beginning of his original Thanksgiving Proclamation:
“The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come…”
– Thanksgiving Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln
We are forgetful.
Great leaders establish rituals that help remind people of what they ought to do and ingrain it into our culture. The Thanksgiving holiday is no exception.
Take the reminder. Shake off the cobwebs. Remember where the good things in your life came from.
Then, say “Thank You“.
Have a meaningful Thanksgiving,
PS. I am thankful for the 8pm Warrior community. I have learned so much from you, your comments, and your friendship. Thank you!
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