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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Going from ME to ME (to WE)

If you recall driving past any store in October, then you will undoubtedly remember seeing Halloween costumes, candy, ghouls, and grim reapers.  People love this stuff!  I know people who not only decorate the inside and outside of their houses, but their entire street in preparing for Trick or Treat.

Then November rolls around and a similar scene takes place, but this time with happy sparkly lights, huge blow up sleds with Santa and his crew in them, Christmas trees decked out like a bride on her wedding day and bargains enticing you to wake right after the street lights go on.

The above is normal to most folks, it is something we have all grown accustomed to.  So here is my issue. 

When did we forget about Thanksgiving?  Sure we get together and stuff ourselves for a day.  But doesn't it seem like we go from one self-absorbed holiday to the next?  We go from ME to ME really fast from the months of October to December!
 Thankfulness is one of the most important qualities a person can have.  If you are a parent, grandparent, a leader or have any influence at all with people, try modeling and instilling a sense of thankfulness.  Below are some easy suggestions on how to accomplish this:

-Go around your table at dinner time and share something you are thankful for. 
-Volunteer at a soup kitchen or food pantry that helps serve others.
-Ask a local church what you could do to help reach someone less fortunate.

The list can go on and on, and with a little creativity you can learn to be a thankful person and go from ME to ME to Me to We!

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