November 27, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 47

What If...We Showed Thanks Year Round?

Turkey. Mashed potatoes and gravy. Dressing. Cranberries. Pumpkin pie. Can’t you almost taste all these wonderful foods? I can and will as I sit down to the table with my brother and a cousin and his family for Thanksgiving dinner.

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And before we attack the sumptuous meal set before us, we will give thanks for what we are about to eat and for all the blessings we have.

But at this moment my thoughts are on some what-ifs.

What if, instead of just putting a can of vegetables or other food item in the collection basket for the food bank, we gave the food bank a $10 gift card? With that $10 th...

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