The true measure of our thanksgiving
“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” —W.T. Purkiser
Black Friday has become almost as much an American tradition as Thanksgiving itself. Yet our shopping on this day is not always a selfish pursuit. Many of us are seeking gifts for people we love, hoping for bargains that will stretch our dollars. Although the crowds can get nasty at times, my experiences on this day have been mostly positive, with patience and good cheer on display to offset the irritability that often crops up. I find it amusing and festive to see people lined up outside stores several hours before dawn, almost as if the world was having a big slumber party to which everyone was invited.
It’s important, though, to remember that gifts are only one way to share our blessings and show our love for others. However you choose to spend this day, here’s hoping that it will find you enjoying life with a thankful heart.