‘Tis the Season
‘Tis the season to be thankful. If you are reading
this and are warm and have a cup of coffee, perhaps
even a bagel in front of you to sip
and munch on, you’re probably
doing better than about half of
the 7.5 billion people on the planet
that are at or near the poverty
level. Even in Wisconsin, one of
the wealthiest and best managed
States in our Country, there are
over 20,000 homeless people.
First, we can be thankful for all of our blessings
on this week of Thanksgiving and spread cheer to
all those who touch our lives. Second, we can give
whatever we can spare in terms of time and resources
to those less fortunate whether it be serving food at a
shelter or passing a few bucks on to charity. You can
also call your State Senators and ask them to free up
the $7 million allocated for the caregivers of the home-
less in Wisconsin since winter is almost upon us.
Finally, we can reflect on all the goodness out there
and in our own lives. While not one of us can save the
world from its strife, together we can make a difference
even if we think it a small one. Give that brother or
sister a hug. Smile pleasantly and make someone’s day.
It all adds up and it’s contagious. Be good and goodness
will come back to you in unexpected ways.