It’s Thanksgiving weekend in Canada, (Columbus Day in the USA) and I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all my family, friends and readers the best of health. No doubt the world has its problems and challenges, but there’s lot’s to be thankful for, this is my list:
- I’m thankful that I woke up this morning with great health and no illness...I am more fortunate than the millions who will not live to see this day next week.
- I’m thankful that I have never experienced the danger of war or battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation...I’m ahead of the 500 million people in the world that have.
- I’m thankful that I have the basic freedom to state my beliefs without the fear of arrest, torture, or even death...I am more fortunate than the 3 billion that don't.
- I’m thankful that I have food in my refrigerator; clothes on my back, a roof over my head and a place to sleep...I’m more fortunate than the 5 billion that lack these basic needs.
- I’m thankful that I have money in the bank, cash in my wallet... I’m among the world's wealthiest 8%.
- Be thankful if both your parents are still alive... you are very, very rare, even in the United States and Canada. I’m not as fortunate as you. (My mother died at the age of 56 – I was 26)
- I’m thankful that I can travel and experience the diversity and beauty of our planet. And I can do it on a bicycle.
- I’m thankful that I can write this blog and that you can read it, we’re more fortunate than the over 5 billion people that can’t read or write.
- I’m thankful that I have a higher education….I’m among the rare and fortunate 1% that’s been given this opportunity to expand my knowledge.
- I’m thankful that my daughter doesn’t just wish about her dreams, but actually lives them every day.
- I’m thankful that after 30 years, my wife and I love each other unconditionally.
- I’m thankful that the content of my Blog has increased the quality of life for a number of my reader’s.
Focus your energy and attention on the things in your life to be thankful for, because regret is the cancer of life.
Enjoy the Ride …. Rob