Making our thanks heard
By Alvin Sugarman
A couple of days ago, Americans celebrated our annual day of Thanksgiving. If we were fortunate enough, we celebrated this holiday with a festive meal alongside family, and perhaps even some friends.
Many of us offered prayers of thanksgiving to the One we deem to be our Creator. These prayers are appropriate, but we must not forget those who are less fortunate than ourselves. By this, I mean that our prayers to God are much more likely to be heard and appreciated if they are not simply hollow words of gratitude.
Our prayers are words linked to a pledge to ourselves and Him, to do whatever we can to help and touch the lives of those in need.
As wonderful as it may be to set aside one day a year for giving thanks, wouldn’t it be all the more wonderful to take some time every day of our life to take stock of our blessings?
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to show that gratitude to God by giving back, whenever possible, some of our time by