Thursday, November 23, 2017

Giving Thanks, Once Again

Pondering a holiday message yielded nothing better than my sentiments first posted here in 2011 and repeated in 2014. Nothing has changed about my feelings for the value of our Thanksgiving holiday.

A Great Day, Indeed 

Today is America’s best celebration.  Thanksgiving truly is for everyone.  It is not part of any specific religious tradition; it is for all to enjoy.  For this one day, we can cast aside worries about the future and focus only on the good things that have happened in our past.

I am thankful that I was born in a prosperous nation and have lived a long and generally pleasant life with the freedom to chart my own course. Through good and bad times, many people have supported and guided me. I appreciate all of them, especially Sandy, my beautiful wife.

I am thankful that my family does not want for food, shelter, or love.  Today we will be together. That is the best thing of all.

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!