Thankful Thursdays

For knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.

This week saw the end [inevitably] of James Holzhauer’s winning streak on Jeopardy. The wealth of knowledge on that guy is…wow, impressive. Conversely, recently on Game of Thrones, we watched how Jon Snow, well, really knows nothing. Bravery’s his thing.

We all have our thing. We all have valuable attributes and, sure, knowledge is useful, knowledge is impressive, but I think it falls short without some understanding and wisdom to back it up, or, as I like to say, to walk the talk. Possessing this trio of attributes, however, is a rare gift. One I’ve known in only a couple of people. My grandfather Arturo had the complete bundle. Because he exhibited these traits and shared them with me in the humblest of ways, I learned a thing or two, I’ve understood a thing or two, and I’ve gained a bit of wisdom.

So all of us should play our part in sharing whichever one of these powerful attributes is our forte….Don’t forget the humble part.

What are you thankful for today?

I dedicate today’s post to the heroes of D-Day. Bravery was surely their thing.

Until next Thursday’s post…si Dios quiere.

“Knowledge is measuring that a desert path is 12.4 miles long.
Understanding is packing enough water for the hike.
Wisdom is building a lemonade stand at mile 6.

“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”
-Albert Einstein 

“Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.” 
-R.T. Bennett


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