It’s two days before Thanksgiving, and a morning tour of errand-duty took me to three stores, a credit union, a benefit bake sale, and a dry cleaner’s shop. At each stop, the clerk looked at me, smiled, and offered, “Happy Holidays!”
Whoa! …How bland, how uninspiring, how soullessly corporate! What in “Thanksgiving” might offend? Gratitude for abundance provides a vessel for transcending our usual divisions into the 1% or 99%, into Christian, Jew, Buddhist, Muslim, Wiccan, atheist, or “none-of-the-above.” May each of us commit to some tangible expression of gratitude, and in so doing, share in the power of Thanksgiving.