At Thanksgiving we always think of everything we are thankful for—things like friends, family, freedom, churches, schools, plenty of food, activities we can do, places we have been . It’s great that we can have things that we can be thankful for . Not everyone gets everything they want, but everyone should be thankful for what they have. Thankfulness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
Another part of Thanksgiving is the giving part . Not everyone can give money, but everyone can give time . You can give by doing a Good Turn every day . To do a Good Turn, you can’t expect to be rewarded (or paid) . Maybe you can help shovel a neighbor’s sidewalk, offer to get groceries for an elderly person, or just do a favor for someone . It can be as simple as holding a door for someone . Whatever kind of Good Turn you do, don’t take more than a thank-you for doing it . Now is a good time for you to begin being a good Scout and follow the Scout slogan, “Do a Good Turn Daily .”