I ran into this wonderful story by Jeff Jacoby on Adam Smith and thanks giving. Heres a great bit:
Today, in millions of homes across the nation, God will be thanked for many gifts — for the feast on the table and the company of loved ones, for health and good fortune in the year gone by, for peace at home in a time of war, for the incalculable privilege of having been born — or having become — American.
But it probably won’t occur to too many of us to give thanks for the fact that the local supermarket had plenty of turkey for sale this week. Even the devout aren’t likely to thank God for airline schedules that made it possible for some of those loved ones to fly home for Thanksgiving. Or for the arrival of “Master and Commander” at the local movie theater in time for the holiday weekend. Or for that great cranberry-apple pie recipe in the food section of the newspaper.
Just awesome 🙂