I’m sitting in my living room and watching a cartoon with my youngest child. My daughter is home from college, my wife is cutting up fruit for a family gathering. We are warm, safe, fed, and together. While nobody is promised another sunrise, we are not afraid of what tomorrow will bring. I have friends and family around the world who are not afraid to join me in laughter and tears.
For all that, I am grateful.
Many in this world are not as fortunate. I am sure that within a mile of my home, someone wants for the necessities of life, or despairs that life is worth the effort. There, but for the grace of God, go I.
I’m thankful for all I have, and I recognize my responsibility as a Christian and as a human being to provide for those who cannot provide for themselves. I’m grateful to have the means to do so.
In the next few weeks, there will be ample opportunities to do good for our fellow man. I will try to take advantage of them, and I urge all of you to join me. I also urge you to abandon the rancor and pride of the past few months and reach out to both those close to you and to the fellow children of the Lord you pass every day. We are more than what we have become, and I hope we can all do better.
Anyway, please enjoy your day. I’m also grateful for all of you.