by BJ Armstrong
A Thanksgiving Prayer
Oh God, when I have food,
help me to remember the hungry;
When I have work,
help me to remember the jobless;
When I have a warm home,
help me to remember the homeless;
When I am without pain,
help me to remember those who suffer;
help me to destroy my complacency
and bestir my compassion.
Make me concerned enough
to help by word and deed,
those who cry out
for what we take for granted.
-Samuel F. Pugh
November, the 11th month and "giving thanks" month, Thanksgiving time of all holidays. The time of the year when we all eat too much and enjoy being with family, friends and neighbors. Let us all remember others at this time of the year. If, at no other time, let us be kind to others during the rest of this 2010 year.
"And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Insomuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done unto me." -Matthew 25:40
Turkey and dressing, pumpkin pie, gravy, mash potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans, hot rolls, pecan pie and anything else that's good holiday eating for Thanksgiving dinner, is belly-stuffing delicious on this day. Hours later, gas and bloating are nothing to laugh about. That means your food is not breaking down and is undigested. Gas and bloating are signs that your colon needs help.