There are so many words that come to mind on a Thanksgiving weekend that centre on gratitude. My favourite is “thanksliving.” For me it means making everyday day Thanksgiving…without the turkey and trimmings. Turkey’s don’t have anything to be thankful for on on this holiday weekend. I remind myself, “Don’t be a turkey the rest of the year.” Greet the dawn of everyday with gratitude for life.
When Steve Jobs was 17 he read a quote that said, “If you live your life like everyday were your last someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression him. In 2005 in his Standford commencement speech, he said, “For the past 33 years have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself, ‘If today were the last day of my would I want to do what I am about to do?’
“This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!” Psalm 118:24