After sharing a great meal with my family on Thanksgiving Day, I sat out by the fire on our back patio, thinking of what I was grateful for this year. I pondered the fact that our giving of thanks quickly becomes just the prelude to the extremely commercial shopping experience of our modern holiday season.
I pulled out the video camera and caught the essence of my thoughts to share with you here. In a nutshell, we here in the U.S. live by pretty high standards compared to a lot of the world, and I think we would all benefit by remembering that and being grateful for what we have.
Too often we are focused on stuff, and yet that stuff is just that: stuff. It won’t make us happier, it won’t make us more successful, and it won’t make us better husbands, wives, or parents. Let’s give thanks this holiday season for what we already enjoy: our family, our friends, our community, and the fact that our basic needs are always met.
Image: k4dordy at Flickr