Thanksgiving Day is almost here. This U.S. national holiday is a day of giving thanks for the blessings in our lives. Other places around the world observe similar celebrations, though they may not call it the same thing. In America, our Thanksgiving celebration is observed on different days and in different ways, compared to other nations.
Thanksgiving has its historical roots in religious, cultural and secular traditions. Though we have named it Thanksgiving in America, similar festivities have been held probably since humans first learned how to grow crops. These celebrations happened after the harvest to give thanks for a successful growing season.
Living in America, we have many blessings for which we should be thankful – more than we probably realize. Many of us have decent cars that are reliable, and homes that are safe and comfortable. In fact, even the poorest 5% of Americans are richer than 70% of people throughout the world. Take into account a job, family, friends and health, you might start to realize how wealthy you truly are.
You likely want to protect the good things in your life; one way of doing that is to safeguard yourself and your property with good insurance. Various types of insurance should be incorporated into your financial planning, such as homeowner’s insurance, auto insurance, and perhaps an umbrella policy to provide additional protection for your stuff. As for yourself, health insurance, disability insurance, and life insurance can help keep you financially healthy, support your family, and protect your loved ones should something ever happen to you.
You probably don’t want to think about anything bad happening to yourself, your family or your possessions. It’s probably a particularly hard thought to consider in the midst of the holiday season. However, it’s good to think about it at least a little bit, if it motivates you to get properly covered. While it won’t take away all the “what ifs” in your life, it can help you feel more at peace knowing that if something bad occurs, your loved ones and property would be secure.
Later this month, eat some turkey and count your blessings. Also you might want to take the time to make sure they are all protected.
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!