Wed, 24 November 2021
Today, in celebration of the American holiday "Thanksgiving Day," I want to share with you a recording of short story written by Louisa May Alcott, called "An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving."
The audio file has no commentary—it's merely an unabridged reading of the story—and is suitable for you to share with your children as a worthwhile story to enjoy this time of year.
But this story is filled with financial lessons for those with ears to hear.
As you listen to a life of long ago (circa 1830), I'd encourage you to reflect on the life that you and I now live in comparison.
For me, this reflection fills me with Thanksgiving, which is the starting point of living a rich life now.
You are rich. I am rich. Let's realize it and act appropriately.
Here are a few poem and prayers of Thanksgiving you may enjoy as well:
O Lord, that lends me life,
May all who share these gifts today
Be the meal of beans or peas,
Give us courage, gaiety, and the quiet mind. Spare to us our friends, soften us to our enemies. Bless us, if may be, in all our innocent endeavours. If may not, give us the strength to encounter that which is to come. May we be brave in peril, constant in tribulation, temperate in wrath, and in all changes of fortune loyal and loving to one another.
As the clay to the potter, as the windmill to the wind, as the children of their sire, we beseech of Thee this help and mercy for Christ's sake. Amen.
Direct download: 2021-11-24_An_Old-Fashioned_Thanksgiving_by_Louisa_May_Alcott.mp3
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