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!


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.

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.