Happy Thanksgiving!


It is Thanksgiving once again. and across our country, millions of people are getting ready for a week of great celebration, which usually means overindulging in the trifecta of food, football and family!

I am sure most of us understand and appreciate that Thanksgiving is the official season of gratitude. I know I have mentioned before, but it is worth repeating: feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. Of all the virtues, I suggest gratitude is arguably the most neglected and least expressed. 

In today’s money-oriented society, it is easy for us to fall prey to always wanting more, instead of being content with what we already have. I refer to this emotion as “the disease,” which often blinds us to what we already have and should be grateful for.

Thanksgiving is that special time of year when we should reflect on all of the people and things we most appreciate. Therefore, I am reaching out to you with this column to say, “Thank you,” to the incredible staff at the Ponte Vedra Recorder, its readers, the Ponte Vedra Recorder’s financial supporters and especially those that find my narrative to be a worthwhile read.

I do not take my responsibility as your columnist lightly, and I promise to continue to work diligently to make future columns informative, thought provoking and entertaining. In the meantime, I sincerely hope that this Thanksgiving is the start of a delightful holiday season for you and the prelude to a brighter, prosperous and peaceful time ahead.

In closing, I will allow an anonymous quote to provide you with my closing arguments regarding gratitude, “Some people complain that God put thorns on roses while others praise him for putting roses among thorns.”