• Every Thanksgiving Day: ‘Gratitude List’ Keeps Growing …

    Surge Summary: The longer one lives, the more reasons one has to be thankful. The “Gratitude List” keeps growing. Remember that this Thanksgiving Day.

    by William Pauwels

    It’s said Thanksgiving is the second most popular family holiday in the U.S.A.  It certainly is for my large family, as we get together and have a great time.

    We, of course, have always used this holiday as an occasion to give thanks to Almighty God for the countless blessings that He has bestowed upon us as individuals and as a family of friends and relatives.

    The older I get the more spiritual this holiday has become for me. Hindsight has given my life new meaning and has helped me appreciate the enlightened intervention of our Lord.

    He has enabled me to work for myself and has given me new challenges and a reliable income.  Most importantly, I now have more time to enjoy my family and friends and glorious country.

    I like to take an hour or so in the quiet of Thanksgiving morning to

    reflect on my “Gratitude List” — on the many things for which I should be thankful. This list keeps getting longer and longer every year — PTL!  It dwarfs our problems and lamentations.  What amazes me most are the blessings that have accrued to us from the problems and tragedies of our lives.

    Well . . . enough said.  I thank God for all my friends and pray that they will live with the Habit of Gratitude — with a keen daily awareness of all the things they have to be thankful for.

    Have a blessed and joyous Thanksgiving week!

    In God we must trust . . . but we must always do our part – to secure and promote the truths and better ways – to protect our freedom and interests – and to defend the Judeo-Christian American-Way.

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    William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill Pauwels is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He’s been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.


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