There are many things that I am thankful for.
I am thankful that I live in the best country in the world. A country where we can criticize the Government and not be imprisoned by those in power. And we live in a country where every 4 years, and also every 2 years we vote and have a peaceful transfer of power. We may get into highly partisan debates and argue back and forth, but in the end, when the election is over the winner takes over the reigns peacefully, This little experiment that we call the United States of American is going strong and will be around for a long time. We may disagree on the direction it is going from time to time though.
I am also thankful for all my friends. They come from all over the country and all over the world. From my friend in India to my friend down the street, they all are there when I need someone. You are all the greatest, and would never want to trade any of you for anyone else. We may argue , disagree and fight at times, but in the end we all come together. And many of you have helped me out so much that you do not even know, even if I do not say so, you are what makes me who I am.
And I am also thankful for my family. They are the ones who shaped me to be the man I am today. We may not always talk to each other, many are all over this great country, but the internet and cell phones make it easy to stay in touch with each other. They are the ones that help me when I need it the most. I wish I could see many of them more than I do now, but they know that I love each and every one of them.
And finally I am thankful for who I am. I am not famous, the smartest, the best looking, but I am who I am and I am thankful for that. And I would not have it any other way. :)
So tomorrow when you eat a couple pounds of turkey and stuffing, remember to be thankful to all those that are in your life. They are there for a reason and many times we take them for granite. And be thankful you live in the best country in the world
Happy Thanksgiving everyone
Feature Pic by Frances Brundage [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons