I really hate crabgrass, but I also have a pretty laissez-faire attitude towards my backyard lawn. Thus I have a fair amount of crabgrass and other weeds, to the delight of the sparrows and other wildlife. These offending plants that we try to get rid of are probably one of the things that the sparrows are most thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday.
|Can you see the camouflaged sparrow?|
The seeds in sweet gum balls a food source of goldfinches, white-throated sparrows, and many other birds and animals.
Today is Thanksgiving. I have much to be thankful for - abundant food, clothes, shelter, a loving family. I often take many of these basics for granted. There are so many who would be so thankful to have these basic needs met, and I think it is important for us to help those who are in need.
This Thanksgiving holiday there are also many little things to help others around us that one might not even think to notice. Many are hungry for kindness, a listening ear, someone to notice and care. What someone nearby might be most thankful for could be a kind word, or the holding back of an angry one. Or maybe going out of one's way to help do the jobs that nobody wants to do. What might be a small, but challenging or even slightly unpleasant effort for you might be what someone could be most thankful for this holiday.