Thanksgiving is something I always look forward to. Although it's an American, as well as Canadian, holiday it is also celebrated here in Puerto Rico. For me, it's a day to give thanks to all of those who have made a positive difference in my life. Nowadays, I think many of us are so focused on our daily lives, with work, and so many other responsibilities, we've begun to lose sight of the importance of giving thanks. A few weeks ago, I got a flat tire and I was forced to pull over. There was simply no way that I was going to make it home. Luckily, I was able to make it to a garage, where the mechanic told me that they can change my tire for me. In just fifteen minutes, my car was good to go. I asked the gentleman how much I owed him. He just shook his head and told me not to worry about it. I couldn't believe it, he did all that for free? He doesn't know me, I'm a stranger! As I was driving away, I couldn't help but think not just how lucky I was, but also how grateful I should be.
We have all been blessed with the kindness and generosity of others. Unfortunately, as we are currently living in such a fast-paced world, we often fail to realize that we are surrounded by people who have touched our lives in many wonderful ways. I think we should slow down and reflect a little, while we gobble down all that turkey and stuffing. Thanksgiving is a reminder for us to recognize the beauty of humanity, and to appreciate those who have a kind heart. Regardless of your religious or cultural background, I believe it's a day where we can all celebrate together. It transcends boundaries. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!