Thankful for a safe place to lay the head, food security, and shoes on the feet. Thankful for a car that works pretty well, and a place to park it.
Thankful for a country free enough that I can have a blog, open to anyone who finds it to read, to express opinions and, with few restrictions, free to offer any opinion or view point.
Thankful that I can practice the faith of my choosing and freely assemble with others of like mind, knowing that we will be free to do it again the next week--or the next day if we want to.
Yes, my country has troubles, and it is going to take a lot of work to make some of them better, but it is a good country, full of smart, innovative, hard working people.
Not everything is perfect, but the possibility of change exists, and for this hope, I am thankful also. Somehow, the Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr fits here.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change
The courage to change the things I can
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time.
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace.
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
As it is, not as I would have it.
Trusting that He will make all things right;
If I surrender to His will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
And surpremely happy with Him
forever in the next.
May you all have a peaceful and blessed Thanksgiving celebration!