Do Something Thankful

I love Thanksgiving.

It’s a beautiful time of year. People are focusing on what they’re grateful for. Who they’re thankful for. Looking at their life and illuminating all they take for granted.

It ties for first place with Halloween for me.

If you know me, that’s saying something big.

 

 

This Thanksgiving I’d like to challenge you to find someone to do something loving for. Pick one person. Pick twenty people and/or animals! And be genuine.

Do something kind. It doesn’t need to be anything big. Only honest and meaningful.

 

I checked it out on Snopes, and this is a real deal.

There’s this boy who loves Christmas and probably won’t live to see it this year. His name is Jacob and he also loves penguins. His family has asked for Christmas cards.

 

Here is his address:

Jacob Thompson

C/O Maine Medical Center

22 Bramhall St

Portland, ME 04102

 

For an original post, go here:  http://www.wlky.com/article/cancer-patient-cards-last-christmas/13144608

For the Snopes post, go here: https://www.snopes.com/2017/11/08/jacob-thompson-xmas-cards/

 

 

Anywho, send him some love. What a beautiful smile he has.

What a genuine request.

I am thankful for amazing people like Jacob who know they’re about to die and still smile for real. Still find joy in little things.

This post is for Jacob and all the beautiful souls like him.

 

If you have any great causes, big or small, comment below. We can all share the love. 🙂

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After Thoughts

How often do we accept going through a challenge simply for challenge’s sake?

How often do we bite off more than we can chew, thinking that if we settle for a lesser challenge, a lesser trial (you know, something we can actually handle and grow from), that we’re simply too weak a person?

It’s true, most nothing worth it is ever easy. But that doesn’t mean EVERYTHING we do, experience, learn, or desire in life must be so trying of a challenge that we turn ourselves inside out to attain them.

I think it boils down to – why are you doing this? What will it achieve? What will you gain? Will you bring harm to yourself or another? Are you doing this because you want to, or because you’re afraid of what others will think of you if you don’t? What are your motivations?

 

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