Nov 23, 2020
The real thanksgiving prayer is that we have taller buildings but
shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend
more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger
houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We
have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less
judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too
little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too
tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk
too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added
years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon
and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new
neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done
larger things, but not better things.
We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered
the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We
plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to
wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce
more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and
small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are
the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but
broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers,
throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills
that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when
there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom.
A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time
when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit
Remember to spend some time with your loved ones, because they are
not going to be around forever.
Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe,
because that little person soon will grow up and leave your
Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that
is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't
cost a cent.
Remember, to say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones,
but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when
it comes from deep inside of you.
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that
person will not be there again.
Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the
precious thoughts in your mind.
And always remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths
we take, but by those moments that take our breath away.