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Learn-to-be-thankful-forI’ve had one of those weeks.

The two boys have been unwell for a couple of weeks and their recovery is taking longer than anticipated.

My business has been challenging, with a couple of “interesting” clients and a lot of evenings and weekends in a row.

I’ve been wrestling with a couple of issues with God and don’t seem to be making much progress.

I’ve had a couple of (very minor) ailments that have been annoying me.

And it seemed that nothing I was doing was getting me the results that I was after.

It got to me a couple of days ago, and I found myself in a surly mood, feeling slightly sorry for myself.

And then I realised that this is the week of Thanksgiving Day in the States.

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The Turkey Is Done

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This week, my American friends celebrated Thanksgiving.

This is a great tradition that reminds us of all that we have to be grateful for.

I’m also conscious that it can be difficult to maintain a grateful attitude sometimes, as there are so many challenges facing us that we are so focused on our problems that we don’t get a chance to reflect on the positives as well.

I recently came across this poem from an anonymous author, that I think helps us when we find ourselves in these situations.

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