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Giving, Taking, Being Thankful

APEX SNAPSHOT (Special Thanksgiving Edition)

We are told that Thanksgiving began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. In the United States, it is celebrated every 4th Thursday in November, and it is the biggest national holiday in the country. For one thing, the word blessing in this short and simple explanation is the key. Often, that notion is completely forgotten, and people go celebrating without giving a thought to it. This may offer room to think people are not blessed. Otherwise, why would they talk more about the celebration than the blessings? Big question!

To say we don’t get blessed all the time would be erroneous. Every single human being receives blessings – blessings come in multiple forms – we just cannot see them all. Even when you think you are disappointed in a certain circumstance, you may just have to look keenly, and you would find blessings in it.

These days, even when you think you do not have food and water, there is always someone who comes to provide it. We have seen giving multiplied either through individuals or organizations. Yes, giving is the order of the day today. Great sign!

Now, do givers always have to expect something in return? Certainly not. However, receivers also have the moral obligation to show gratitude – gratitude not by way of paying or paying back, but we are told a simple ‘Thank You’ does the trick. But are these two words – ‘thank’ and ‘you’, always expressed? Maybe yes – maybe no – maybe yes, but not sufficiently – it all depends. While wishing all of you out there a happy Thanksgiving Day, we will reflect on the concept of Giving, Taking, and Being Thankful.

We have invited some people to share with us today, but we have one question for you out there.
We understand 2020 has been the most trying year ever – yet we believe there has been a silver lining in the dark cloud. So, what are you thankful for in 2020?

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