The things that I am thankful for…

What am I thankful for?  Here is a list, in no particular order:

  1. my beautiful, smart, witty, forgiving and thoughtful wife. I am not worthy.
  2. my wonderful children. They are a joy.
  3. being more fortunate than most in the world by having freedoms including, but not limited to:
    • not needing to worry where my next meal is coming from
    • not needing to worry about agents of the Government, or local militia, or gangs, breaking into my home and taking my property or imprisoning me
    • not needing to worry about where I am going to sleep tonight
  4. having a stable job that gives me the ability to use my talents for the betterment of my company, and by proxy, my community
  5. living in a country that was founded on the principles that the Governed are in charge of the Government, even though we forget that sometimes.
  6. My extended family… we are completely dysfunctional but I still love them all.  I do wish that we spent more time together.
  7. having a few really good friends
  8. having learned that it is not as important what others think about you, but what you think about yourself
  9. having access to more information than any culture in the history of the planet and means to access it (mostly) easily

This is not a comprehensive list and I’m sure it isn’t completely unique. I hope everyone takes time today to recognize what they are thankful for.

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving everyone.

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