As Thanksgiving approaches, we consider more all the things we have to be grateful for. History is such a mixed bag of tragedy, elation and happiness. Being grateful for what you don’t have is just as important as being grateful for what you do have.
So many things to be grateful each day aren’t there? To not be in these photos, to not be in the time they were taken, to not be the people who were part of that history. When you think of the incredible chance of life, and then our live in particular it has to make you wonder why.
Even if there is no reason why, you can still appreciate the odds of being here and being alive. I read earlier today that of the 1 million people alive this week, they would all be dead by the end of the week. Isn’t it amazing how many people die, born and live in this small planet?
I wonder sometimes how life would be different if we lived on another planet that was larger. I think that we would have the same problems, and that it would just be more difficult since it would be hard to solve by moving to another planet. I wonder how long it will take before people start living on the moon and mining that. I suspect it will happen in less than 25 years.
Are you more happy with what you have, or what you don’t have in your life?