Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Thanksgiving Holiday Message from Efrén Paredes, Jr.
I am writing to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
I hope you get to enjoy time with your family and take a break from your every day work schedule to relax from the stresses of your weekly routine. It is easy to become trapped in disappointments and the challenges we face. We often find it more difficult to swim out of murky waters that attempt to drown us in despair than to sulk in them.
Take some time for yourself to reflect on life and the gifts you are blessed with each day. Whether it is the gift of family, friends, employment, happiness, or freedom, they are all deserving of our gratitude and not to be taken for granted.
Each day presents us with infinite possibilities. It is up to us to make the most of each moment. We have to remind ourselves that no matter how difficult times may get, our experiences can not erase our dreams and vision.
Our spirits were created to soar and transcend the challenges of life. They are free and boundless. And, they cannot be held down by gravity or be caged. I know this to be true because these are not mere words I send you as a holiday greeting. It is how I strive to live my life each waking day.
Have a great Thanksgiving Holiday!
Posted by The Injustice Must End (TIME) Committee