As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. I hope everyone, no matter where they live, will take a few moments to consider all they have to be thankful for. There's plenty to complain about in today's world, but for today, let's focus on the positive.
As for me, I'm thankful for a loving family, a roof over my head, and the freedom to worship as I believe. I'm also thankful for the many friendships I enjoy. This year, Colleen is away for the week and not home with us for Thanksgiving. She is with her parents in Montana, helping them out while her father recovers from heart surgery. My son and I have had at least 4 invitations to celebrate Thanksgiving with other families. I am truly blessed to have so many generous and thoughtful friends. In fact, all week friends have made offers of assistance, from getting our son to his sports events, to dinner invitations. I've hardly had a chance to prove that I am capable of cooking!
I wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving. I also hope you have the pleasure of sharing good beer with family and friends.
"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."
-- G. K. Chesterton