Have you ever heard this little tale? Think I first heard it on Hee Haw!
One guy states something, the next guy says That's good. And tells him WHY it is good. Then the first guy says No that's Bad. And gives a reason that it could be bad. Back and forth, on and on it goes. This clever narrative actually, I believe, reveals a handy tool on this Thanksgiving week. The other side of the coin.
We always hear to count our blessings and that we should. But what about those things that are just not good? Could we discover something great in them? If we tried? OK you say no way I could do that. But just pretend that you could...we are just pretending. So I know you really can't, but if you could what would you find?
Bills! There's a good one we can all relate too. Those lousy, stinking, never ending, ever increasing bills.
Electric bill is to high. But isn't it something we rely on most everyday with very few failures?
With the touch of a button we control the comfort of our homes. Another touch and and we have entertainment from around the world in our living rooms, in color.
Did you every notice how dead a house feels when the power is out. Electricity seem to bring a house to life, to me.
Well then the water bill!
"Never miss the water till the well runs dry." I have heard that since a kid and have found it to very true. How about you? We enjoy clean, pure, drinkable water in several rooms and never give it a thought. In third world countries they may have to walk for miles, carrying it home in pots, pans and plastic bags.
Well times are tough! There just isn't enough money to go around!
Here's a fact that may have gotten past you.
If you live in the U.S.A. , on welfare, you are in the top 10% income bracket in the world.
How's your health? Terrific I hope.
"Health is the greatest wealth." ~Emerson
We are more fortunate than we realize.
Play the That's Good That's bad game. See what you actually have that you can give thanks for...not just this week, not just Thursday, but the other 364 days as well.
I'm personally thankfull for each of you... and I'm sure you are for me too. See there, your list has already started. ;-)
I wish each of you a healthy and happy Thanksgiving.