Thursday, November 22, 2012

Make Peace Not Mince

Today is the original American holiday.  It is Thanksgiving. 

If you awaken today and have a roof over your head, then be thankful.  If you awaken today and have food to eat and clean water to drink, then be thankful.  If you awaken today and you possess the means to provide for your family and for yourself, then be thankful.  If you awaken today and you are in the immediate proximity of at least one of the persons who also occupies this planet and who you love with every fiber of your being, then be thankful. 

If you awaken today and you have at least some of those things (life being what it is the immediate proximity to those we love can sometimes be a difficult goal to realize), then be thankful.  If you awaken today and you have at least some of those things, then what you have in your possession is all the ingredients you need.  You have a recipe for achieving peace laid out before you. 

From me to you, best wishes for a Peaceful Thanksgiving.  In my experience Happiness is a component part of inner peace, not the other way around.  Here is to hoping that you achieve Peace today.  And tomorrow and every day thereafter.

'Tis something for which one and all can and should be truly thankful.

-AK

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