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Looking at a Zit

Student Self-portrait

Student Self-portrait

Imagine looking in a mirror and seeing a large pimple on your forehead. How long will your eyes linger on that single blemish?  Shouldn’t your eyes spend time admiring the clearness of the rest of your face?  Or appreciating the intellect of the brain that sits behind that skin-deep zit?

What is it about human nature that makes it so difficult to appreciate the goodness and beauty that surround us?  For whatever reason, it seems, Thanksgiving can feel like an unnatural act.

Like many people, I spend more time thinking about what needs fixing, rather than enjoying what works well.  And that is too bad.  So let’s give thanks for the idea of Thanksgiving—and for the abundance in our lives and in our country. Thanks for our children and our children’s teachers.

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