Thanksgiving or Thanksgetting?

“Happy Thanksgetting.”

Those are the sentiments in the latest Verizon commercial. Initially, it made me mad. Until I realized that they were simply stating what all the other ads were implying. They are actually the sentiments in every single commercial aimed at the holiday consumer. Don’t focus on giving thanks people; focus on getting stuff.

During this season, I am continually challenging myself on my thoughts. Am I focused on giving, on gratitude? Or am I focused on getting, on lack? Oh to be grateful for the simple things we have. The sound of a loved one walking through the door, the sight of a pantry filled with food, the smell of a frosty fall morning. Gratitude sees our mundane and calls it beautiful. It covers our ordinary with wonder.
“When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity.” Elie Wiesel
Let our lives demonstrate gratitude this season. There is a big difference between Thanksgiving and Thanksgetting. Let’s be those who celebrate Thanksgiving with hearts that see the wonder in our beautifully ordinary lives. And cause others to celebrate theirs as well.

Thankfulness matters.

Happy Thanksgiving!

13 thoughts on “Thanksgiving or Thanksgetting?

  1. im so very thankful..everyday.. .love what you makes so much sense..thanks for that..wishing your family a great day of thankfulness and good food and hugs


  2. “Gratitude sees our mundane and calls it beautiful”…bottom line right there. Happy Thanksgiving dear friend ❤️ Grateful for you!!!


  3. Gratitude sees our mundane and calls it beautiful… Love this bottom line thought. Happy Thanksgiving dear friend! Grateful for you and yours! Xo


  4. Kathy, Your thoughts are always spot on. So thankful Randy and I made the big move to the pacific northwest. With our dear Owen and 2 new babies on the way, we wouldn’t be anywhere else. Happy Thanksgiving to your family, I hope you have a wonderful day.


  5. WOW, you are truly blessed with an amazing talent, Kathy. Hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving with all your loved ones.


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