The U.S. economy is fueled by an insatiable desire for more possessions. Our culture preaches the principle that bigger is better and more is always magnificent. Rising higher on corporate and social ladders defines our pursuit of happiness. Power and prestige are the epitome of accomplishment.
Into this materialistic and possessive mayhem comes the antithesis of the American Spirit, a holiday called Thanksgiving. On this day we are challenged to count our blessings, to humbly consider how fortunate we are, to be grateful for small wonders, to contemplate the possibility of being content with the simple extravagance of having family and friends who love us.
Don’t miss this holiday. You will be richer for having experienced it, if even for a day. —DR