A Time for Thanks

Kansas Farm Bureau

This Thanksgiving season, it’s easy to have a pessimistic perspective about the current state of the world. If you’re feeding a gathering of 10 people, a traditional turkey dinner will cost 20 percent more this year, according to an American Farm Bureau Federation survey.

To be fair, wages are rising but at a much slower pace so while the survey’s results are real, 20 percent is a bit of an overstatement. Nonetheless, that pinch in your pocketbook is real, and it’s easy to let it spoil Thanksgiving.

Our inclination to self-centeredness is partly to blame. We know exactly which rung on the ladd...


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