I was going to write a nice post about how much I loved Thanksgiving, but found out the Seth Godin already did it...
" For me, the holiday celebrates people who contribute with no expectation of anything in return...
Why be generous?
Why go out of your way for someone who can't possibly pay you back?
I hope the answer is obvious. It is to me. The benefit is in the fact that they can't pay you back. The opportunity to instruct or assist when you can gain nothing in return is priceless. It creates meaning and momentum and structure.
If you've been reading my blog this year, thanks for giving me the chance to teach.
And if you've dedicated your life to helping real people in real need, not just doing it when it's convenient, then you have my deepest thanks. It's not easy and it's not always fun, but it's vitally important and it matters.