Learning Thankfulness

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The older I get, the more I think I truly understand Thankfulness.  For example, when I was a teenager, Thanksgiving was a holiday that I got out of school for (which I was extremely thankful for then, BTW…) and that my family gathered together and we ate and played games and watched movies.  I have to be honest here, I wasn’t really thankful for all that much.  I took a lot of what went on there for granted.  But, like I said before, The older I get, the more I understand it.  I think back to those Thanksgivings and who was around that table… Now, almost 14-15 years later, My grandpa and grandma and aunt have all passed away, and most of us live spread out all over the country.  So this Thanksgiving… when I look at my wife, 3 kids, and all that God has brought our family through over the past few years… I can really say that I am beginning to understand thankfulness and contentment.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!