So much in this country and in the world has me more than upset. Concerning many facets of life today, I am hopping mad. I am bitter and I am angry. However, today is not the day for those things. Today is Thanksgiving, and although I find my list of things in which I am thankful to be one that is shrinking, I must concentrate on the things of which I am truly thankful.
I have a job. It may not be ideal and it may not pay much, but I have it and am doing well at it. For that, I am thankful.
It is football season, and I get to watch the NFL every Sunday. For that, I am thankful.
I have a roof over my head and food in the cupboards. These things are tentative on a monthly basis, but I still have managed to keep things afloat. For that, I am thankful.
A friend just gave me a digital TV. He could easily have sold it, but he gave it to me because he knew I could use it and he was able to. For that, I am thankful.
I am alive and in good health. By the numbers, this should not be. Every day for more than three decades I have been thankful for this.
I am married to the most beautiful woman in the world. She loves me and tells me so every day. For that, I am more thankful than you can imagine.
There is very little chance that I will ever hear a radio DJ utter the words, “Here’s the new song from Rick Astley”. Enough said.
I have a son who is happy and healthy. How could anyone be more thankful for anything else?
Please take time today among all the chaos and mania of holiday nonsense to stop and truly ponder the things in which you are thankful. Be sure to remember bacon.