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Thankfulness is Contentment

A year ago I bought a new TV.  A nice TV.  I shopped for months leading up to the holidays, comparing prices and technology, fully planning on buying the biggest and best TV I could get on one of the super black Friday deals.  The weekend before Thanksgiving, on one of my scouting expeditions, I found a deal I couldn’t pass up.  It wasn’t what I had planned, but it was less than half the price.  It was still 20 inches bigger than what I currently had.  My pride swelled even more when I set it up in the family room and my wife pushed the couch back several feet.  “It’s too big.” she complained.  “I can’t sit that close, it hurts my eyes.”  A year later as I watch the ads for the newest 80 inch LCD TV, my TV seems a little less impressive.  The shine has worn off and I’m not content.  I know a lot of people who would love to have my TV.  I say I’m thankful for what I have, but deep down I know if given the chance I’d trade it in for something else in a heartbeat.  So can I truly be thankful for something when I’m not content?  Continue reading


Because She’s Enough

This past weekend I took a chance at the video store and rented “The Adjustment Bureau”. In the movie Matt Damon plays a zealous young politician on the fast track to becoming the next JFK. The day before the election news leaks of a prank he pulled at an alumni reunion which subsequently ends his bid for election to congress. As he prepares his concession speech in the men’s room at the Waldorf in New York City, a woman hiding from the hotel security in the mens restroom shares a moment of honesty with him that changes his presepctive on his campaign. In that brief moment David Norris (Matt Damon) falls in love with this woman and can’t explain it.  However his pursuit of this new love interest is met with obstacles in the form of men in grey dapper hats.  Men who work for “The Adjustment Bureau” reporting to “The Chairman”, or as hollywood would have it “Fate”.  See Fate has it’s own plan for the individuals despite what they want for themselves…  Continue reading