***Yes, there is a lot of bad stuff going on in the world today. We are blessed in so many ways, though, and today is the day to focus on that. I hope you get to be with your families/friends and are able to focus on the good things in your life. We all take so much for granted.
I always post this on Thanksgiving, it's my favorite Norman Rockwell painting.
***Ronald Reagan's 1985 Thanksgiving address:
"Good morning, everyone. You know, the Statue of Liberty and this
wonderful holiday called Thanksgiving go together naturally because
although as Americans we have many things for which to be thankful, none
is more important than our liberty.
Liberty: that quality of government, that brightness of mind and
spirit for which the Pilgrim Fathers braved the seas and Americans for
two centuries have laid down their lives.
Today, while religion is suppressed in perhaps one third of the
world, we Americans are free to worship the Almighty as we choose.
While entire nations must endure the yoke of tyranny, we are free to
speak our minds, to enjoy an unfettered and vigorous press, and to make
government abide by the limits we deem just.
While millions live behind walls, we remain free to travel throughout
the land to share this precious day with those we love most deeply –
the members of our families.
My fellow Americans, let us keep this Thanksgiving Day sacred. Let us
thank God for the bounty and goodness of our nation. And as a measure
of our gratitude, let us rededicate ourselves to the preservation of
this: the land of the free and the home of the brave.
From the Reagan family to your family: Happy Thanksgiving and God bless you all.”
Amen, Mr. President. We miss you.
***"And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him." Colossians 3:17
***Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just how blessed and
how workable the Christian system is. The emphasis is not on giving or
buying, but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation to God
and to one another. ~~ John Clayton
**Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!