Happy Thanksgiving and Some
Thanksgiving Thoughts 2008
Here are some thoughts I have for this 2008
* I have food in the refrigerator, clothes on my back, a
roof overhead and a place to sleep… that makes me richer than
75% of the people in this world.
* I have some money in the bank, in my wallet, and spare
change in a dish someplace… that makes me among the top 8% of
the world\’s wealthiest people (despite whatever debt I have
and the recent significant losses in my retirement
* I woke up this morning with more health than illness … I
am more blessed than the million who will not survive this
week… (Unless G-d has other plans for me next week)
* I have never experienced the danger of battle, the
loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs
of starvation… I am ahead of 500 million people in the world
who face these horrors on a daily basis, often without any hope
* I can read this message, which is more than over two
billion people in the world that cannot read at all.
* I can attend a house of worship of my choosing, study the
Bible or other Holy Books of my choosing and practice my
religious beliefs without fear of harassment, arrest, torture,
or death … I am far more blessed than millions of our ancestors
and others that live in less tolerant lands then the USA and
other free world nations.
* I have spend the day with family and friends, eaten
responsibly from a wide variety of choices, received over 30
emails from internet marketers whom I subscribe to who have
sent me Thanksgiving Day best wishes and some free
informational eBooks to stir my thoughts on how to weather the
current economic storm, which give me things to reflect on and
options for goal setting and action taking.
And finally and reflectively with an acceptance of some
pessimism and a hope of optimism, I live in a free country
(USA) that has survived many horrible mistakes of the past 40
years of presidents and politicians who are clueless and I
suspect don’t give a damn about the people they were elected to
serve and protect, and yet we still survive as a nation,
through it all.
May G-d Bless and Inspire our leaders to act more
appropriately in service to the people of this land, and as a
light of hope and freedom to nations who struggle to achieve
the freedoms and economic opportunities we have.
* So on this Thanksgiving Day, I hold up my head with a
smile on my face, count my blessings and am truly thankful to
G-d for the opportunities I have.
Simon W Rosenberg, DMD