Happy Thanks-Giving!

Another Happy Thanksgiving is here … And I wonder for how many will it be truly “Happy?” We say that all the time… Happy Thanksgiving… and for me – it truly is happy… my kids are as I write this are playing in sand on a beach… and every day this year – as well as every day of their lives to date  – they have had every thing they need, every need met to the fullest, if not every want they had met… but a little over 870 million people in the world this year went to bed every night hungry.

3.1 million children under the age of five died this year from starvation.

There are over 150 million orphans in the world today with no reason to say Happy Thanksgiving…

For many this Happy Thanksgiving will pass just like every other 364 days of the year… slowly and heart wrenchingly…

… i don’t mean this as a guilt trip… it’s intended to be a reminder… for me too… that we do indeed have so much to be thankful for… and that we have a responsibility tomorrow and the day after and every day to do for others what we can… to live generous lives… to love the unloved… to not take our blessings for granted… to be stewards of the resources we have… to make it our goal to change the world for the good…

I hope that you and your families have the Happiest Thanksgiving ever and that tomorrow you share the happiness that thankfulness brings with someone who is desperately seeking happiness of their own… that you Happily Give Thanks by happily giving…

May God bless you and your family!


 

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