It's amazingly easy to feel sorry for ones self and to dwell on all the things we don't have. A better job, a nicer house, a bigger income, more education, better health for ourselves and our families, more savings or a bigger pension, better looks, more smarts, a newer car, more disposable income, a wealthy family, and so it goes. So many things it would be nice to have, but things that are not essential, and probably wouldn't make us happier anyway. There will always be things that we wish were ours, but never will be.
How fortunate most of us are! We have freedom, families, friends, homes, jobs, and health. How amazingly fortunate we are and how much we have to be thankful for! So many people have far less, and so many of them probably appreciate what they have far more than we do. It's good to have a day to think about all that we do have!