Post-Thanksgiving thought

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It is the day after Thanksgiving. What do we have to be thankful for? Many things, including being born in the most opportunity-laden land of the world, the United States of America.

Others do not have that much to be thankful for.

Most Afghans, for example, are likely living this moment with barely the minimum required to survive. This, coupled with the malaise of  fear, evokes a distinctly non-thanksgiving image.

The list of those that do not have that much to be thankful for goes well beyond that of Afghanistan, reaching into the hard-to-fathom figure of a billion-plus.

As you digest the bountiful meals of yesterday, remember that “giving thanks” is not a vague, idle phrase. It is concrete. Hard to the touch. Capable of being tasted. It is, mostly, an acknowledgement of winning the cosmic lottery.

 

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