Happy Thanksgiving!! While it’s true there are improvements needed in the world, the things we have to be thankful for surpass them by orders of magnitude. I’m sitting in my home office looking out the window as the sun filters through the leaves and into the house. My family is coming to an early dinner, and we may drop in on friends later in the day. Millions of people around the world are doing the same.
At Naturepedic we are also fortunate to have the opportunity to create child and crib mattresses and other products that make life a little better, a little safer, a little healthier, and give others the possibility of a better future. Not many people get to do something like that for a living, and we consider ourselves blessed.
But others aren’t so fortunate: Some are spending Thanksgiving with infirm parents, grandparents and even children; thankful they’re still here, even if their time together has been too short.
And some holiday dinners are being eaten in soup kitchens; some people will eat more than they’ve had in a month. Some won’t eat at all.
We can’t help all these people, but we can help some. There are literally thousands of ways to do it – it’s surprising how little it takes to change someone’s life. There are charities, for example, that manage to feed, house, clothe and educate a child for $12 a month.
But if all you have is a kind word and a smile, that will mean the world to someone. Don’t keep those kind words and smiles to yourself – splurge!
Have a joyous Thanksgiving and, where you can, help someone else a little, too. They will be thankful for you.