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Gimmie Gimmie Gratitude
by guest Gero-Punk
As Thanksgiving approaches I find myself observing a culture that seems oblivious to the concept of thankfulness. We move from gimme gimme Halloween to gimme gimme Christmas with such smoothness and ease that the idea of stopping for a moment to ponder the wonderful things around us seems to elude so many people. The comedian George Carlin centered an entire routine on Americans and their “stuff”. But I wonder, could we change? Could we start a new trend of gratefulness?
When George Washington announced that November 26 would be a national day of thanksgiving, I don’t think his intent was to declare a national day of gluttony. Nor did Abraham Lincoln ever…
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