With everything that’s happening around us, it’s easy to forget how good we have it. Many of us sometimes get so caught up in everything going wrong that we despair. That’s why it’s so important to take a step back and count our blessings.

So, this Thanksgiving I encourage you to shift your attention from fear, war, and loss to gratitude, peace, and the countless small and big joys that make up our days. Focus on those and may you enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner, full of love and laughter!

Happy Thanksgiving | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books