I have lots to be thankful for. I live a blessed life. I have an abundance of so much and life, for me, is easy. There are so many people in this world where getting through each day is a struggle to survive. I have clean water that runs from the tap. I don’t have to walk miles to collect it. I don’t have to worry about the cleanliness if it or bugs are lurking in it which might make me ill. I have food in my coffers. I don’t worry where my next meal is coming from. I am not scrounging for food or having to line up to get what I am given. I can choose what I want. I have a closet full of clothes. There are many in there that have hung unworn for years. I have more right now then what some will have in a lifetime. I have a home. A roof, heat, and most of all security. I don’t worry about invasions, tribal wars, or even bloodshed in my neighborhood. I have the freedom to say what I want without persecution. I have a voice. So many are silent.
This Thanksgiving, let’s give thanks and mean it. There are so many in this world with so much less. So much less than what we have that it’s hard to even imagine life in their shoes. In the grand scheme of things we live better than 99% of our fellow inhabitants on this planet, but we are all in this together. So when we get together with all our crazy and weird relatives and friends to stuff our faces, let’s complain a little less. Let’s take the time to remember just how lucky we truly are.
Be well. Be gracious. Be thankful and be giving.