"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."
This is a day that calls us to acknowledge our blessings with a grateful heart, a time of thankfulness for all that we have.
The world will tell us that we don't have enough, though. Our focus can quickly shift from what we have to what we want. Retailers and merchants will gladly accommodate our wants by opening their stores and shops on this day of thanks.
That attitude of acquisition can displace a heart of gratitude. As the quote above says, however, the best and most beautiful things in the world are not things.
They are the joy of embracing a loved one. Sharing a smile with a friend. Having your breath taken away by the beauty of a sunset. The best and most beautiful things in the world are not purchased with dollars, but felt in the heart.
As we pause on this day, may our hearts be attuned to the truly beautiful things in life.