Reflective mood being Thanksgiving and a year older today. Just want to share a thought.
The world struggles because the focus is wrong. The president, congress and the Federal Reserve have it wrong. They think wealth is created by adding liquidity to the economy. QE has not made the economy grow or most people wealthier.
True wealth is created by helping other people. Washing machines improved people’s lives and freed up time to spend with family. Airplanes let us visit each other all over the world. Microwaves heat our food.
Bank’s being able to loan more debt? How has that improved the world? Finance is not as important as building something, no matter how small.
True wealth to most people is being able to share time with family and friends on a holiday. Charity, volunteering and doing good are the best examples of sharing real wealth.
So what am I thankful for today?
Being able to serve coffee and Danishes at church this morning. May even wash some dishes.
Friends and family who are fighting and beating cancer. Their struggles inspire and show the goodness of people/strangers helping them.
Being able to read inspiring thoughts from other writers encouraging us to be a little bit better every day. Not only the famous like Reverend’s Schuler & Olsteen, but friends like Reverend’s Steve Cuff and James Richards teaching faith.
The few words of peace, love and understanding I am able to share. Example my chapter redefining success not as money earned, bur raising good kids as more important. The words may be read by only a few people, but they will reach someone who needs them.
All the engineers I have been able to teach this year how to be better engineers. Always learn something when I teach.
It is not the gifts or possessions that make me thankful today. It is the life I get to share. Please share some of your blessing today and enjoy today. Lets build real wealth.