This is cross-posted from Consider Again. Danny Huizinga is a student at Baylor University.
It may sound shocking to say that I’m thankful for the “1%.” But I am. One of many wise things I learned from my parents is to always be thankful for the blessings you have, because you never know when they will be taken away. It’s easy to succumb to the temptation of demonizing rich people, simply because they have more money, better seats for the football game, and nicer cars. We are all guilty of it at some point. The media does it when they talk about Mitt Romney as a “vampire capitalist,” while claiming his millions in charitable donations were “ungenerous” because they mostly went to the Mormon church. The Occupy movement does it when they implore us to “eat the rich.” We do it when we scowl at friends with larger houses or new cars and say, “They don’t deserve that.” Well, as we go into Thanksgiving break, let’s try a different approach. Let’s give thanks to the people in our lives who have given us so much. Let’s thank God for the blessings we have without envying the blessings we think we deserve instead.Read the remainder of the post here.