Be Thankful

Arthur Ashe quote
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Could it be any simpler?

As you no doubt have heard on the news, the Seattle metropolitan area is experiencing “Snowmageddon,” or as we like to call it, “weather.”  

We've gotten nearly two feet of snow (give or take a foot!) over the past week. It's made driving a…chore.  

Yesterday, as I was driving down the bigass hill from our house to civilization, erm, I mean town, I thought to myself:

“This must be how the early settlers like Lewis & Clark felt.”  

Provided they had internal combustible engines, anti-lock brakes, symmetrical all-wheel drive, leather-wrapped steering wheel, defroster, and heated butt warmers…  

Okay, we've got it GOOD. And with all the bad & evil crap going on in the world (hunger, drought, war, a surge in completely preventable diseases, etc.), we are literally living in the best of times.  

Of course, not all of us are living the good life. And by good life, I mean clean drinking water, plentiful food, and electricity.  

Some of us are VERY unfortunate.  

But let me say this: If you're able to read this, you aren't one of them.  

Your belly isn't bloated. You're not suffering from actual hunger. And you're not dying of thirst or pestilence.  

If you are, please stop reading this. Get yourself to a hospital. You need that more than this.  

Let's take a moment that's not a national holiday to reflect on the magnificent world we live in. Celebrate. Give thanks.

Brings me to this quote from tennis legend Arthur Ashe:

  • Start where you are.
  • Use what you have.
  • Do what you can.

Do not be discouraged about “where” you are. You're alive. Probably mostly healthy. Well-fed. Clothed. You have a roof over your head.  

Start there. Take a look at what you have. You have more than any group of people in history, in terms of tools and resources available to you.  

The world of knowledge is at your fingertips. Back in 2010, head of Google Eric Schmidt wrote an article on TechCrunch entitled, ” Every 2 Days We Create As Much Information As We Did Up To 2003.”  

That was 9 years ago. Imagine what we're doing now. I guarantee you, it's MORE.  

Once you've assessed and inventoried where you are and what you have, all you have now to do is what you can.  

In business because you want to help people? Do what you can.  

Are you an aspiring author? Do what you can. Don't know what that is?

Here it is (revolutionary, I know): WRITE  

Want to become a world-famous philosopher? THINK and then share your thoughts with the world. There's YouTube, blogs, Medium, twitter, Amazon.

The world is yours to make what you want.

  • Start where you are.
  • Use what you have.
  • Do what you can.

That's it.

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