Remembering the Purpose of Thanksgiving

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million that will not survive this week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation, you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.

If you can attend a religious meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death, you are more blessed than 3 billion people in the world.

If you have a refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep, you are richer than 75% of the world.

If you have money in the bank or in your wallet and spare change in a dish someplace, you are among the top 8% of the world‘s wealthy.

If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are thankful, you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.

If you can hold somebody‘s hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder, you are blessed because you can offer God‘s healing touch.

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more blessed than over 2 billion people in the world who cannot read at all.

Have a great day, count your blessings, and pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed they are as well.

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, let us remind ourselves of all we have to be grateful for ... our health, our families, our work, the freedoms we take for granted and the opportunity to make a difference in the world while we create a happy and fulfilling lifestyle for ourselves and others.

You live among the top few percent of all of the world‘s people. Feel your power and be thankful. Instead of stressing, see how good you already have it, and appreciate the unlimited potential you have to make it even better.

Choose to be grateful when life treats you well and graceful when it doesn‘t. Make this year‘s Thanksgiving a time for you to really feel blessed and then do whatever you can to become infectious and spread that blessing around.

Remember that the purpose of this important holiday is to be thankful, as compared to just being full.

Article by Dr. Bob Hoffman, Co-founder The Masters Circle. From