I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is doubled by wonder.

- G. K. Chesterton

As we enter a most different holiday and holy day season, giving thanks will provide all of us a good way through these days.

No matter the circumstances, it can give us a lift just to say, "Thanks!" even if - and maybe especially if - it's difficult to do so. It's almost always possible to find something good to help us feel grateful. Sometimes just the effort to find something good can be a positive experience for us. The world of nature is a great resource for wonder and gratitude. Human kindness can be likewise.

My wish for us all is Happy Holy Days and Happy Holidays.

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