The True Measure of Thanksgiving

The True Measure of Thanksgiving

Gratitude is for losers

I remember my Dad telling me when I was growing up that I should be grateful for what I have while continuing to work on what I want.

At the time, I figured he was just telling me one of those weird Dad things that never really seemed to make any sense in real life.

I mean, how can you be happy with what you have and still want more?  You either already have what you want or you don’t, right?

That’s just how we operate, however, we always want more.

Just one more

We always want what’s just around the next corner. We want that raise, that next project, or maybe just a hundred more followers on Twitter.

We tell ourselves that those who are satisfied with what they have are simply lazy or lack ambition. So is it really possible to appreciate what we have while still working for something more?  At what point does wanting more — become enough?

At what point are we supposed to stop striving and enjoy the life we’ve created?


“It is not what we say about our blessings, but how
we use them that is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”

~W.T. Purkiser

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