When you believe, as we do at Common Good Collective, that every place is filled with the assets it needs to thrive, then gratitude often comes easily. It is a celebration of gifts, done with as much specificity as possible. We are not just thankful for food, but for this food from this soil; we don’t just love the idea of neighbors, but we love these neighbors in particular.
On this Thanksgiving Day, we celebrate with you the good gifts around us. We also pause to recognize that all those good gifts come to us inside structures that impede flourishing. Gratitude is not contentment or stagnation. It gives birth to a longing to see the restoration of every place.