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!

4 comments:

Rummuser said...

We don't observe the festival here but Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

ET19 said...

Still working on "The Tomahawk Warrior" story Dick, and did a display for the` Armistice Day service at Penn Church. eddieterris@yahoo.co.uk

Alan G said...

And a Happy Thanksgiving to you Dick!

PiedType said...

And a belated Happy Thanksgiving to you, Dick. For some reason, email notifications of your posts always come to me a day late. But all the best to you, nevertheless.