Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Today I'm thankful for thinking big.

I remember hearing some hubbub in the aftermath of an Oprah giveaway show. Some people wished for cars, some for houses. One lady just wanted a new fridge, and Oprah gave it to her. When the woman was disappointed that others received house while she just a fridge, Oprah said, "You should have dreamed bigger!"

I'm thankful for big wishes and giant hopes. I'm thankful for dreaming unfathomable goals and then keeping your eye on the prize. I'm thankful for the big dreamers, like Walt Disney, Alexander Graham Bell and Edison, without whom we'd be in dark houses talking to ourselves about dirt. Instead, we have lamps that illuminate our reading, telephones that bring us together and doe-eyed characters that delight our children. All thanks to a few big ideas in the minds of people who thought them possible.

I'm thankful for those who help make big dreams happen, too. Be it an anonymous benefactor, the holy spirit, the Make a Wish Foundation or you who don the tee and walk to fight cancer. I'm thankful for the Big Dream Helpers because without them a big idea is just an idea; it requires people to make an idea happen. People just like you.

What are you thankful for today?

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