I am a lucky girl. Every morning I wake up and thank GOD for all of my blessings. I have a great man, two healthy children, a beautiful home, food on the table, and a lot of wonderful people in my life. Today I went to the grocery store and picked up three turkeys and all the fixings needed for three feasts. I donated it to the local food pantry. While there I ran into several families. Families there to pick up food for their dinners. My heart hurt for them. They looked beaten down. No one wants hand outs. No one wants to go to a food pantry. People want jobs. People want respect. People want dignity. I drove away feeling more grateful, but sad, but happy, all at once. I was happy to help but sad because I need to do more. As I get older I am more aware of my actions and how important it is for me to remember the laws of the universe. You get what you give. And giving can be in so many ways. Giving can mean you can be depended on. Giving can mean you share yourself and your life. Giving is volunteering. Giving is listening. So it is easy for me to buy a few turkeys but why am I need to do more. Gracious living is about how you life to serve God and others. It isn’t about caring for just the people you love but for all people. Gracious living is the spirit inside of us. The spirit for mankind. The spirit of love. And as this holiday season officially kicks off this Thanksgiving, lets all be thankful that we can start giving. In one way or another.