Thursday is Thanksgiving Day in the United States–a day upon which we collectively give thanks to Our Creator for all of the blessings bestowed upon us today and throughout our lives.
Let us always be thankful for loving family and friends.
Let us not forget to include the other creatures of God with whom we are blessed to share our lives: our pets, whether two-legged, four-legged, or legless.
Let us be thankful for the impending end to the fundamental transformation of America. (Let us pray!)
Speaking for myself, I’m thankful for coffee, pumpkin pie, turkey, gravy, and dressing, not necessarily in that order, although coffee does always come first, every morning.
Let us be thankful that we were fortunate enough to be born in or to have moved to the greatest nation in the history of the world, where we still (for the time being) have our God-given freedoms protected by the greatest political charter in the history of the world: The Constitution of the United States of America.
Let us be thankful for the bounty that graces our tables on Thanksgiving Day and every day of the year. Our nation is blessed with the highest standard of living in the world. We’re a country in which, thanks to our ingenious system of government, no person need go hungry and for the most part, no one truly does go hungry.
Let us be thankful for the beautiful and bountiful lands within our borders–the mountains, the prairies, the forests, the deserts, the plains and hills and meadows, including our many local, state, and national parks.
Let us be thankful for the men and women of our armed forces, who stand on that wall, ready and willing to sacrifice their lives and health to protect us and our country. A special thanks for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our liberty.
Finally, let us be thankful to Our Creator for our very lives, for this beautiful world, and for the promise of greater beauty and peace to come.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!