Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thanksgiving: Appreciation & Obligation

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! And thanks to those of you who have mentioned, over the past few months, that you have read this blog!

At this Thanksgiving, most of us have much to appreciate in our lives, but I would ask that we all take some time to reflect on our obligation to share what we have and to make the world a better place for every one of its inhabitants.

We in the United States comprise only a few percent of the world's population. However, we consume a large portion of the world's resources. Thus, the obligation - whether you consider it moral, practical, or both - for us to take the lead in stewardship and caring. Some of us can do this only in small ways; others can do it in large ways. But we all have the obligation.

The Wilder Family, along with many others who have established foundations, demonstrated one way to leave a legacy of caring. Few of us will have the financial fortune of the Wilders, but we can all ask in our own ways, as we give thanks for the past and the present, what we can do to create a better future.

I plan to enjoy some turkey. Hope you will too! All the best on this holiday!


Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too. Thank you.

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