Thanksgiving is one of those times during the year when family and friends come together to give thanks for whatever blessings have been bestowed upon them. It is also a time to think of the less fortunate and to do whatever we can to extend a helping hand.
So, as you prepare to feast on your turkey and the other sumptuous dishes that will adorn your dining table, please take a few moments to say a prayer for those in need and those who are going through some very difficult times. And before you sit down to enjoy yourself, spend a few minutes pulling some canned goods or other non-perishables from your pantry to donate to a community food bank. One of the hallmarks of a great community is that its people look out for each other.
I am my brother's (as well as the rest of the family's) keeper, and so are you. If not you, then who? Take the time to brighten another's day; do something that would put a smile on a needy person's face, and let your good deeds bring joy into the heart that knows none. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!
I will return to offer my additional post on the NJ League of Municipalities seminars I attended right after the holiday break.