I am most thankful for the human spirit of kindness, compassion, and empathy.
This is our hope and where we need to invest most to accumulate true treasures, which cannot be destroyed, burned, or stolen.
Hoarding toys and the relentless pursuit of wealth until we hit the grave is the most shallow of propositions. As Denzel says,
Remember, when you give to someone in need, even just a little thing, such as offering a taco or sandwich to, say, a homeless vet, for example, is giving hope and a gift to the greatest one of all.
Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ – The Gospel of Matthew
If not for our membership in the Lucky Sperm Club (LSC), that could be you or I out on the street. The LSC does mean just belonging to a billionaire family, but being born into a decent family with decent parents with the means of providing us with a decent education. We could just as easy been born a crack baby in Harlem, folks. Being born in America makes you part of the LSC.
Thank goodness we are the right side of randomness. Fat tails, indeed.
Let’s all make an effort to Ponder Grace over the Thanksgiving, folks.
P.S. I am thankful for good guys like Aaron Rodgers, QB for Green Bay Packers, who just donated $1 million to his hometown, Chico, California, which was caught up in the tragic NorCal fires.