In the United States, people are encouraged to ponder the things for which they are thankful from the day after Halloween until after the New Year holiday. Whether it is a religious or secular tradition, most people are thankful for things like good health, or friends and family. That's all very thoughtful and nice. However, I think we should expand our thankful attitude toward ubiquitous things in our standard of living in order to appreciate them more fully, especially when several billion people on our little spinning ball of mud don't have those things.
For example, people don't carve into their Thanksgiving Day turkey and exclaim, "Thanks be to Thomas Edison for the lights over the dining room table!" Certain things have become an under-appreciated given variable in the equation defining our modern life. One need only look toward the hundreds of thousands of displaced people in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to appreciate the more basic things on the heirarchy of human needs. Indeed, just open your eyes and look around the globe.
In that spirit of being thankful for common place things in my life, I wish to give thanks to Mrs. Ruth Graves Wakefield. Why? She invented the chocolate chip cookie.
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April 13, 2012 02:48 AM PDT
Ban on women driving should be considered world wide... :-) I would never allow my wife driving my car.. :-),503805,http://brilliantweeds.blogdrive.com/archive/75.html
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April 11, 2012 01:38 AM PDT
Now we have a great walkway that goes to the beach and to the canals that came from the partnership of community with government,682598,http://brilliantweeds.blogdrive.com/archive/75.html
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January 3, 2007 10:43 PM PST
That's a good one, Karen. I scurry through the grocery store cleaning products aisle to limit my sneezing -- typically viewed as an unwanted activity in a food store.
January 3, 2007 10:34 AM PST
I want to thank anyone who doesn't wear perfumes and colognes I'm allergic to (which would be all of them).
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