You’re likely getting more messages of thanks this week than any typical week, but if you’ll hang with me for just one minute, I’ll add a couple more thoughts that you might consider being thankful for.
Just a few years ago, an adult needed total wealth of just $2,138 U.S. dollars to be in the wealthiest half of the world, and needed $61,000 to be in the top 10%. If you have assets above that, you’re doing much better than most. I know…….we still want and deserve more!
In 1950 the typical new American house had one floor with 1,000 square feet, two bedrooms, and one bathroom (even that bungalow was beyond many people’s means). Nearly half of Americans didn’t own their homes, and more than a third of homes lacked complete plumbing facilities.
Today, more than two thirds of Americans own their homes, and the typical new house has two floors, at least three bedrooms, two and a half working baths, and more than 2,000 square feet of space for their family to spread out in comfort.
I could go on and on, and yet with all this, according to recent surveys only 34% of American adults say they are truly happy.
But……………like you………….I am happy and thankful. Thankful for having met you, thankful that you regularly read and share my simple thoughts with others, thankful for the opportunity write success books and speak to people all over the world, thankful for my family, thankful for my testimony of a living Heavenly Father and His eternal plan, thankful for all that I have and at times wonder why I am so very blessed. I bet you are thankful too……………
Smiles…….have a great Thanks Giving, and keep on seeking…………….Mark