We Americans are being accused of whining these days. Regardless of your political affiliation, the cries of incompetence, self-interest and politicizing are rampant in each direction.
Yet as I look at my friends and relatives, we are all living quite well. While there could be improvements, we are fortunate to reside in a country with living standards far above most others.
This week’s show invites you to take a look at your world. Not the one of the billionaires and the movie stars, but the world in which you live your life each day. Take it out and look it over. See if there are reasons to be grateful for it. See if it leads you to want to give back.
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Consider This Show – How’s Your World?
I want to ask you something. Regardless of the troubles of the world, how is YOUR world? The one you live in, every day, where you work and eat and sleep and laugh.
Are your kids clean and healthy? Are they learning or earning? Is there a roof over your head? Are your parents taken care of? Is there food on your table and clean water coming out of your spigot?
If so, you are far more fortunate than many. And that means you have much for which to give thanks.
This country has served you well, In providing a place where you could learn and work and live freely. Whatever your degree of prosperity, if you look inward, you can usually smile and nod “OK.”
So although we can complain that the world is not as good as it should be, let’s also celebrate the freedoms and rights we enjoy. Instead of asking for more, let’s give thanks for what we have and what we have had.
Then, let’s think about ways to give back as our act of thanks. Provide a kind word today. Donate something to a good cause. Use your God-given talents – for free. Teach something. Forgive someone. Share a smile. Give someone you love an extra hug and two compliments.
Life is good – even though sometimes, we need a reminder.