The leaves have fallen and the weather is getting colder. The national holiday known as Thanksgiving is fast approaching. It’s a time for reflecting on the good things in your life and the good fortunes you had during the year. You may be surprised to know that other cultures around the world observe similar festivities for similar reasons, including Canada. While we celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November, it’s commemorated on different days in other countries.
Though we’ve all heard the stories of the pilgrims and the Native Americans, Thanksgiving is older than that story. It has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, with the festivities occurring after the harvest to give thanks for a bountiful yield. Though we’ve named it Thanksgiving, similar harvest celebrations have been held by humans probably since we first started relying on crops as a food source.
Because we live in America, we have many blessings that we often take for granted. Most of us have cars and homes, whether we own or rent. Of course, not all of us have those things, but even the poorest Americans are richer than 70% of the rest of the people of the world. When you think about how many of us have steady jobs, a loving family, lifelong friends and decent health, you should really start considering yourself lucky.
It’s only natural that you would want to protect the good things in your life. The best step you can take towards that is to safeguard what you can with the insurance. That could be homeowner’s insurance, rental insurance, car insurance, property & casualty insurance, and more. Perhaps even an umbrella policy for additional protection. Health insurance, disability insurance, and life insurance can help to protect your health and your family, should something unfortunate happen.
At this time of Thanksgiving, you probably don’t want to think about bad things happening to yourself, your family or the things you love, but it could be good motivation to check your coverage to ensure you’re properly covered. Knowing that you have all your bases covered to the best of your ability could help you sleep easy at night.
Count your blessings this November. While you’re at it, take a look at your insurance policies to make sure your blessings are covered. If you have the need to make changes, your insurance agent is ready to help.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving from all of us!