America celebrates Thanksgiving on the 4th Thursday in November and this year it falls on November 23rd. It is one of our most beloved holidays – overflowing with family, food and fun. It’s really not about the turkey, football or shopping, but about being so very thankful for all God has given us.

“THANKS” is the first part, but there is another part – “GIVING”. In addition to being thankful, it’s a good time to put the word “giving” to work.

You don’t have to travel very far to find needs. There are many places where you can give back in ways that will make huge impacts:

Soup kitchens throughout our cities can always use help preparing and serving food. Homeless shelters and food pantries are always looking for donations. Your gently used coats would be welcomed by those without coats. People in nursing homes and veteran’s hospitals would love to have visitors.  Reach out and help a neighbor, a co-worker, a friend. Just look around and you will see where there is need.  Trust me, the blessings you receive from helping others are bountiful.

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year, but is often overlooked as it is sandwiched between Halloween and Christmas. Thanksgiving deserves its rightful place on our calendar. This year, make a point to give of yourself and it will bring the true meaning of Thanksgiving into your heart and home.


Please take a moment and make a comment.
Share what act of giving you are doing this year.
Happy ThanksGiving!!

I hope you enjoyed reading this article.
Be sure to check out another of my articles:  Silent Night


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About Gail Pinder

I was born in New Jersey and raised in a small town in Pennsylvania. I have lived in many places – Texas, Arkansas, Delaware and finally Michigan. Several years ago, I met a wonderful man – a Vietnam Navy vet who shares my love of God and Country! We have been happily married for more than 18 years. I have two children of my own and Emery has two children. We have four wonderful grandchildren. Emery and I both have Multiple Sclerosis. He is now in a powerchair and I am his caregiver. Life is somewhat challenging, but we do the best we can. We tell everyone that “We have MS, but it doesn’t have us!” I have always loved to write and my dream was to becoming a “writer”. PICC gave me a window to my dream and an opportunity to share my thoughts with others. Our faith is strong and I don’t know where we would be without it. We are determined to spread a little sunshine in a darkened world.