A Special Thanksgiving Message

by Pat Luby

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Why are some people happy, even amidst difficult circumstances? And why are some people so unhappy, even when they have great abundance?

Gratitude. Gratitude is the secret of happiness.

The opposite of gratitude is the sense of entitlement–that somehow we deserve that which we have not earned.

Each of us enjoys countless blessings, more than we can count or even identify.

But we do not earn blessings–they are given to us, and there is no quid pro quo with blessings. Even the fruits of our labors–what we have built or earned–often depend on what we have received from others.

The Thanksgiving Holiday provides a good opportunity to identify some of the blessings that we may have overlooked and to renew our sense of gratitude.

So thank you to all of my family, friends, colleagues and readers. Best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.

Pat Luby

PS–Thanks also for my doctor and his staff, as I have been out of commission with a virus for several days. Hopefully, the Catchup will be back on schedule next week.

November 2016

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