BY TRACY SMITH, PROGRAM COORDINATOR @ TU SCHOOL HOUSE PANTRY
How do you celebrate such a meaningful holiday like Thanksgiving? Do we rush thru our crazy family gathering without even remembering to say thanks for something? Anything? Maybe the host gives a short speech about what we are all thankful for as quickly as possible before the food gets cold. Do we take for granted all that we as Americans have and have the potential to gain so for granted that food losing a degree or two of temperature is more important than giving thanks? How many of you have ever done an act of thankfulness to celebrate the holiday? I mean, after all, most of us just by living in America, have an incredible life full of opportunity to prosper compared to most of the world. The blessings of living in such a place often times are things we take for granted and rarely realize or acknowledge.