My Thanksgiving Wishes
“Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?
“Dear George, remember no man is a failure who has friends.”
You may recognize those lines from Clarence Oddbody in It’s A Wonderful Life. I add them to the post today to say thank you to each and everyone of you for your years of friendship, trust and amazing memories.
Some of you I’m closer to than others, but understand, equally, we’re all as important as the other to the whole.
If you’re hurting this holiday season from the trials of life, whether they be financial, marital, physical, mental, or those caused by the actions of others, please know I’m praying for you and hoping you shall soon enjoy better, happier days.
If the strain of the holidays gets to be too much, please ask someone for help instead of keeping it bottled up inside. Counselors are ready to help you at a moment’s notice. Many have sliding scales for those who can’t afford full-priced help, but desperately need it.
A local minister can be of help, too.
And ultimately, there’s the gift of prayer.
Believe me, I have been weathering some awful storms in my life the past few years. Many of those hard times have been chronicled here. Others are kept locked in the painful chambers of my heart. Time has done marvels in healing me. God has done much to heal me. I have taken my own steps. But ultimately, I have been largely healed by the support of some amazing friends who didn’t judge, who didn’t mock me, and who were there when I needed them.
The purpose of this post isn’t to name them. It’s to thank them in a special tribute this pre-Thanksgiving Eve. God bless you my many friends. And thank you.