I am thankful for my Fridge. Seriously I am! Think about it for a minute and imagine your life without the tall cool one in the corner of the kitchen. How would it change? What if there was no ice to cool your beverage? No place to preserve those leftovers from your thanksgiving meal. How else would you be able to enjoy them the next day and ponder the happy laughter and memories of families and loved ones enjoying a feast together?
Quietly humming without fanfare or expectation of reward, the Fridge gives light in the darkness! It preserves the gifts given unto it and freely shares with any willing to open the door and partake. Is it really just a meager appliance or a metaphor on how to treat your fellow beings?
We all share a small bit of this marble hurtling through the vastness of cold empty (Fridge like :)) space in backwater galaxy in an un-presuming corner of a vastly larger universe. The more I think about it, The more I realize I am damn lucky to be here and now. Sure life is tough sometimes, but it is life! An unbelievably rare commodity in the vastness of the universe. Can we be like the Fridge and quietly hum along doing our part each day to make the world a little better place? Shouldn’t we get about being the good the world needs? Don’t you think doing something good is more effective than praying for it? I do, and so does your Fridge.
So next time you open the door and grab your favorite refreshment think about how lucky you are that was so easy for you and be thankful! Consider for a moment what life would be like without that in it, and then figure out a way to make life a little easier for your fellow man that might not be as lucky. You will be glad you did. That is the promise of the Fridge.
Thankfulness leads to happiness and helping others leads to joy…. It really is that simple.