Giving Thanks to People I Don’t Know

Thanksgiving, November 25, 2010
Give thanks not only for the people who enrich your life, but also for those who provide assistance to them so that they can do the job they need to do to help you.

Paper figures joining hands and surrounding worldToday I hope you and I are enjoying a holiday set aside for gratitude and family. In case you are reading this on Thanksgiving, I’d like to share below a few examples of how I will be giving thanks today.

I begin the day with gratitude to people I don’t know personally, but who are necessary to help make my life enjoyable and allow me to do what I need to do.

They live all over the world.

The following are examples of the thanks I have for these very special people who support the people on whom I count for help in getting through the day — even though I don’t know who they are. I hope that on this day of thanks that you will expand your circle of gratitude to all the people who support the people who support you in a thousand different ways.

I give thanks for the people who test the medicine I take for my aches and pains, and the people who support them.

I give thanks for the farmers who grows the wheat that becomes part of my breakfast, and the people who support them.

I give thanks for whoever designed the blood pressure cuff, so that I can know every day if I need to take medicine for my blood pressure, and to the people who support them.

I give thanks for the training and skill of pilots, and the people who support the trainers.

I give thanks for the people who made the knife with which I can cut a banana to eat on my cereal, and the people who support them.

I give thanks for the journalists who put themselves in harm’s way to bring me news I need to know about areas of the world that are in conflict, and the people who support them.

I give thanks for people who have designed Google Earth pictures that allow me to imagine what it will be like to visit a place I’ve never been, and the people who support them.

I give thanks for the people who created my sewing machine, and the people who support them.

I give thanks for flaky Hollywood impersonator street performers who bring a smile to the face of those who pass, and the people who support them.

I give thanks for the teachers who teach in places where they face opposition for educating children, and the people who support them.

I give thanks for people who manufacture containers for milk and orange juice, and the people who support them.

I give thanks for the people who acknowledge alcohol and drug abuse and take steps to overcome their addictions, and the people who support them.

I give thanks for the people who make my life comfortable and for all the people who support them.

It’s a small world, isn’t it?

Happy Thanksgiving.

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