Happy Thanksgiving From Hip Diggs: Don’t Forget To Skip Black Friday

Thanksgiving may just be my favorite holiday. Sometimes I think we overdo the food a little, but the grateful spirit with family and friends is the best. 

This is a day to rejoice. We’ve been blessed with much. Be grateful for all that you’ve been given. Remember, it’s not about the stuff, it’s about your relationships, your talents, and your time.

What I’m Thankful For Today And Everyday

I’d like to provide you with a list of 5 things that I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving. I encourage you to create your own Thanksgiving list. But remember to make a point to be thankful all year long.

  1. My daughter, Annie: I’m blessed to have such a good kid. She makes life more interesting and fun. At 12 years old, she definitely keeps me young.
  2. My faith: I’m not overly religious, but I do have faith in God. It’s that faith that inspires me to become a better person. It’s that faith that pushes me to live simply so that I can share more with others.
  3. My health: For being 54, I feel like I’m fairly healthy. Many have it much worse. I’m sorry for those who do, but I also want to remember that I should be grateful for my health this Thanksgiving and every day.
  4. My work: I get teach others how to become better communicators. I get paid for that? I’m grateful for the opportunity. 
  5. My talent: Not to brag, but I was blessed with the ability to write and create beautiful music. I’m thankful today and every day for my artistic talents.

What Are You Thankful For This Thanksgiving?

Your turn. What are you thankful for? Today’s a good day to make your list of five things you’re grateful for. But I challenge you to go further. Try to spend a little time each day in Thanksgiving.

Oh, and please don’t go shopping tomorrow. If you need more encouragement to stay away from the stores. Just read this – Black Friday: If You Don’t Need It, Don’t Buy It

Happy Thanksgiving!


James Ewen
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