Can We Give Thanks?

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I know it’s not Thanksgiving Day yet. Can we still give thanks? For what, you may say! We can give thanks for – religious freedom, memories, challenges and opportunities, veterans of war, our families and God, voting rights, career choices, free speech, private property, a federal republic, the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and freedom of movement to go anywhere we please. We can also be thankful for the right to change our mind, to choose what we want with the consequences, to be hardworking or lazy, to get up early or go to bed late, to be thin or fat, to be kind or mean, to help others or be apathetic, to learn or be ignorant, to be happy or sad, and so on.

We have many rights and privileges. Let’s not be afraid to exercise our rights and privileges. Let’s be thankful to God for our families, friends, challenges, successes, failures, and for the chance to learn, grow and become better today than yesterday.

Homeschoolers: Sketch an illustration and write what you are thankful for in your life today!

About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, exciting movies, good books, and the great outdoors.

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