Thanksgiving 2008

I have a lot to be thankful for.

I have a loving wife who makes my life absolutely fantastic; there are a lot of people who have no one or worse, have someone who makes them miserable. I have a job; there are a lot of folks that want one who don’t. I have a roof over my head and a warm bed to sleep in; some people have an alley for a bed and a newspaper for a blanket. I have family and friends in my life that brighten my existence; some out there have no one to bring gladness and joy into their lives.

Do I wish I was home with my wife today? Sure. But at least I’m not thousands of miles away being shot at or bombed like those who serve our country. Would I like to be enjoying a sumptuous meal with my family today? Of course. But it won’t be as bad as last year when I was stuck in a hotel room in Lake Charles, LA eating a nuked frozen TV dinner of turkey and dressing because no restaurants in that podunk town were open and it certainly won’t be as bad as those who have very little or nothing to eat. Today I’ll get to actually go enjoy a nice, hot prepared turkey dinner here at the hotel.

Before the family sits down to eat today, my mother-in-law will ask for everyone’s attention and once they have all quieted down, she’ll ask them to quietly remember the things they have to be thankful for, just like she does every Thanksgiving.

I hope you’ll do the same.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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