While you're watching the Lions and Cowboys get slapped around later this afternoon, some more perspective courtesy Barry Ritholtz.
Eighty-ﬁve percent of American households were food secure throughout the entire year in 2009, meaning that they had access at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members. The remaining households (14.7 percent) were food insecure at least some time during the year.
Something to consider on this holiday when we give thanks for what we have. As the holiday season kicks into high gear, please consider helping those less fortunate than yourself:
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~ Winston Churchill
Indeed. If you happen to have any leftover canned goods you didn't open up or anything you can donate to a food bank this weekend, this is the time to do it. One in seven of us need help setting the table this year. Odds are very, very good someone you know is in that particular boat.
Help out if you can. There but for the grace of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and all that. Americans stick together when things get bad. Be thankful for that.