Do you feel thankful this year? On Thursday, November 26th, Thanksgiving will be celebrated in the United States. Thanksgiving was a day set aside soon after the pilgrims landed in Patuxet, now known as Plymouth Rock, in August of 1621. The pilgrims pledged thanks to their Creator for their healthy arrival after a long voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. It also commemorates the pilgrims' celebration feast of the good harvest. To many of us, Thanksgiving means gathering with family and friends for a day of feasting, watching football games, and taking a much-needed holiday from school, work, etc. As we approach another Thanksgiving Day, how many of us know the true meaning of Thanksgiving? To the dauntless men and women who had the courage to…
Since I haven’t been posting as much as I normally do, I wanted to let everyone know what has been going on. This past week has been a traumatic time for me and my family! My highly sensitive nerves have been worn to the quick. I have experienced a wide array of emotions, ranging from fear to overwhelm to anger to gratitude!
My wife hasn’t been feeling right for at least the past six months. She’s been forgetful and has had more physical challenges than usual. Two months ago, she fell in the bathroom and hit her head on the floor. I wanted to take her to the emergency room, but she said she felt fine. She had some minor bruising, but we didn’t think it was anything serious.
As a highly sensitive person, I’m trying to find anything that will uplift my mood and give me hope during these troubled times. I recent heard a song on the radio that did just that! The song was “I Can See Clearly Now”, a #1 hit, written and recorded by Johnny Nash. Originally released in 1972, it achieved blockbuster success in the US and the United Kingdom. This song was later recorded by many artists throughout the years, including versions by Jimmy Cliff and Bob Marley. (more…)