The below Thanksgiving Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln was written 154 years ago and yet the words contained therein remain as powerful today as they were back then.
Lincoln's simple juxtaposition of the misery of the ongoing Civil War and the "blessings" enjoyed by the citizens of this great nation is one all of us should keep in mind during this coming holiday.
"No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy."
Might I be so bold as to suggest that this Thanksgiving we have our school-aged (and older) children read this proclamation and then discuss it