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November 23, 2017
I’ve shared this quote with more people during the last few days than I can even recall. And as I type it, I think back over almost five decades of celebrating Thanksgivings knowing that I’m getting a little closer to living a life of thanksgiving.
Ya see, seven years ago on this day, we had the privilege of celebrating the longest Thanksgiving ever! It started in Addis Abba, Ethiopia and we continued westward toward home in Oregon crossing 11 time zones. So when we arrived in Portland, it really was one of the longest days of our lives.
We felt gratitude for sure, but it was walking out it in a spirit of thanksgiving that really made the difference. A few days prior I met the woman who gave up her daughter so we could become a family of five. Grateful for what we already had in two daughters, and yet thankful for being able to add another.
I could go on and one with life lessons that I’ve discovered because of this day. Nikken is a gift that we are very grateful for. As we share it with others, we get to walk out a literal re-payment of that gift. Whether is a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving feast with popcorn and toast or the usual bird with all the trimmings, here’s to another fantastic celebration of thanks. We hope that whatever you do this day that you’re able to do something to walk out the meaning of this day.
And if you need a little inspiration for gratefulness, we grabbed this shot of Addi while walking into see ‘The Star’. Popcorn is an Ethiopian staple. A large screen is every kids dream. For Addi, the combination of these two is a little slice of heaven."