Giving Thanks…

“We do not care of what we have, but we cry when it is lost.” – Russian proverb

thanks_CraigWell, it’s the month of Thanksgiving here in America… a time to reflect on the gifts God has given to us this year. There is a new trend on social media where people post something they are grateful for each day and it’s awesome. But it’s had me thinking lately about some of those things I never give thanks for…
Things I just take for granted.

That list includes things like air or waterthough they’re never on my wish list, they are great to have each day! Oh and what about a bed to sleep on? A car to get to work in? And a job… yes… a job I actually like! My “unthank” list could go on and on and on…

thanks_Craig1 Now, what are some things you’re thankful for that you don’t oftenif everactually give thanks for? Take a moment to list out 2 (or 10!). Too often we neglect to give thanks, and like the Russian proverb says, we take things for granted until they are gone.  One final reminder: Never forget that we can take friends and family for granted as well. Who would you miss if that person was not in your life anymore?

So give thanks… this month and every month!

And may you and all those you love have a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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If you like, say thanks in another language too. Here are just a few to help you get started!

Arabic – shukran (shoe-krahn)
Chinese/Mandarin – xiè xie (syeh-syeh)
Czech – děkuji (deh-ku-yih)
Danish – tak (tahg)
Finnish – kiitos (kee-toas)
French – merci (mehr-see)
German – danke (dahn-kah)
Hawaiian – mahalo (maw-haw-low)

Hebrew – toda (toh-dah)
Italian – grazie (gra-see)
Japanese – arigatô (ahree-gah-tow)
Norwegian – takk (tahk)
Polish – dziękuję (dsyen-koo-yeh)
Spanish – gracias (gra-see-us)
Swahili – asante (ah-sahn-the)
Turkish – tesekkur ederim (teh-sheh-kur eh-deh-rim)

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Written by Craig Froman

Craig Froman

Craig Froman is the author of Passport to the World, a children’s guided tour of 26 cultures, A to Z. He loves connecting with people and learning about our differences and those things that connect us all.

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