As my favorite holiday approaches, I’ve reflected on what are the most important things we can be thankful for. I quickly realized however, that the most important things, aren’t “things”:
Our family has recently been reminded how very special “Life” is . “Life” is the most important thing we can and should be thankful for. Certainly a healthy life both mentally and physically is an opportunity we all can work and strive for. Yet it is finite; we can’t afford to waste it.
“Liberty”/freedom is major; Our quality friends in arms, even fight and die so that we can more securely enjoy such. Sadly, from the beginning of recorded history until now, most humans have not had the opportunity to enjoy freedom. We are a rare and fortunate minority.
A third tremendously important factor to be thankful for is “Happiness”. “Life” and “Liberty” are foundational to “Happiness”. Our state of mind, our commitment to living our core values, our commitment to not let others drag us down and more, enable us to relish “Happiness”. We only live once, we can’t afford to waste this very important feeling/factor/blessing.
One of the most brilliant minds the world has known, Thomas Jefferson said it best over two hundred and thirty five years ago :
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
We have so many “things” to be thankful for. However, the most important ones aren’t “things.”
Big hugs and,,,,,,,,
“HAPPY THANKSGIVING” to you all !