On this coming Thursday many Americans will congregate with relatives and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, If you are the average citizen, you will enjoy a lavish dinner on this public holiday, a sumptuous smorgasbord of fruits and vegetables, roasted turkey, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce and other delectable trimmings.

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Chances are you will enjoy this fabulous meal with a bevy of friends and family in a warm, cozy home equipped with many modern conveniences. You may even watch a football game on your large screen television. If you are an average person, you have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day. But how thankful are you really? Do you really appreciate the veritable cornucopia of blessings that have been bestowed on you?

Are you looking  forward to Thanksgiving? Or do you dread this day? Do you have certain Thanksgiving traditions? Do you think they are the same or different for other people in your community? On this day many will endure flight delays, traffic jams and other logistical miseries to spend time with family and friends. Ana when the holiday ends, many will lament that they didn't have enough time with those same relatives and friends.

Multi Generation Family Celebrating Thanksgiving Eating At Table Chatting

Thanksgiving is a time to disconnect from phones, tablets and computers and  to focus on connecting with others. But during the weekend itself, these same people will spend a lot of time ignoring the people around them and distractedly staring into their phones. They will get a notification and disappear down a digital rabbit hole of Facebook, posts, text messages and fantasy-football updates. Let me make a suggestion for this Thanksgiving: Turn off your phone, and keep it off for 24 hours. I bet you will be surprised by how much you'll like it.

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