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Posted By: John Kuvakas Moderator Zone Diplomat
Posted On: Wednesday November 27, 2019 at 5:35 PM
 
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A Thanksgiving note
Kelly and I have had the opportunity to travel abroad several times. Each trip has been an adventure and a joy. Yet, by our travels, we are constantly reminded of what a great country we live in and how blessed we are. Spend time in another country where electricity is iffy, the threat of oppression is real, people live in what we would consider substandard conditions and many are amazed that you have a watch and a smartphone and you'll realize how good we have it here in the USA. It's always great to come back home.

I like to tell the people who end up in my office looking for counseling to pause for a moment, look around themselves and count the things they can be thankful for, lingering on the blessings and not the hardships. It's not a cure-all for life's problems but it sure will give you a different perspective.

Here's a hearty "Happy Thanksgiving" to all our friends in the Lounge. We have much to be thankful for!


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A Thanksgiving note by John Kuvakas #45363ModeratorZone Diplomat
Like the hymn says “Count your blessings name them one by one..” (EOM) by David Vandermeer #45363.1
Thanks, John. Wise words and all the best to by Mike DeTorrice #45363.2
AMEN John and we are so blessed here. God is so good to us here. Happy Thanksgiving to all. (EOM) by Dick Johnson #45363.3
Happy Thanksgiving to all and God Bless us and God Bless those who have gone before us. (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #45363.3.1
Kuvakas et al by Rand Anderson #45363.4
Yes, we have plenty to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving to all from the Bono Family. (EOM) by John Bono #45363.5
Goodness me, John, what on earth countries to you choose to visit? (EOM) by Bruce Gibbins #45363.6
Quite a few. Many of them are modern and great to visit. by John Kuvakas #45363.6.1ModeratorZone Diplomat
Perhaps they do, John. Me though, I don't like to stay too far from the civilization by Bruce Gibbins #45363.6.1.1
Show how different we can be. The last place I want to eat when abroad is a McDonalds. by John Kuvakas #45363.6.1.1.1ModeratorZone Diplomat
So you are saying you would try chilled monkey brains then John? (EOM) by Jack Dodds #45363.6.1.1.1.1
Yes, I would. I can use all the brains I can get! (EOM) by John Kuvakas #45363.6.1.1.1.1.1ModeratorZone Diplomat
Lol. You may have to stifle the urge to swing from trees though. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #45363.6.1.1.1.1.1.1
Good heavens above, John, I don't actually eat the stuff - no, that would be too awful. by Bruce Gibbins #45363.6.1.1.1.2
That makes sense, Bruce. I enjoy the same type of travel for leisure. by John Kuvakas #45363.6.1.1.1.2.1ModeratorZone Diplomat
Thanks John...wise words to remind us lest we forget. (EOM) by Jack Dodds #45363.7




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