What are you thankful for?

Actually, that should read: “For what are you thankful?” (that tip to Gretchen G, my first college engrish teacher…)

All joking aside, I have much to be thankful for.

I hope you can immediately come up with a list as long as mine.

If not, then you need to realize that if you are celebrating this holiday, then you are likely a citizen of the US….and while this country has many issues, it is still the place that many others in the world wish they could come to, and which many spend all their fortunes to get to…

This is, despite the continued erosion of our freedoms and incredible growth of government regulations in the past few years, still one of the freest places in the world, with a set of laws which protect the freedoms we have. (so far, anyway).

Few people in this country really starve. They might not eat the types of foods they wish to, or the best for them, but they get enough calories to survive, nearly every mealtime….and that makes them better off than a significant portion of the world’s population.

For the most part, we don’t have to fear the police, unlike many in this world.

The shining silver beacon of this country may be a bit tarnished lately, but it still shines brighter than almost any other country.

And I (and likely you) are privileged to live here.

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