Too often, however, we tend to forget what this holiday is all about … a time to give thanks. Many times, we end up stressed out as the food is prepared and concerns linger that everything arrives at the table at the same time. However, I have noticed that once everyone sits down and we all hold hands to pray, sighs can heard around the table and things seem to settle down. At that moment, everything is all right once again.
Today, I am thankful for:
- The men and women of our armed forces, and their families. They sacrifice so much without adequate appreciation, compensation or reward.
- Being able to live in this country. We often complain about what is wrong, but we seldom say thank you for all that is right. I would not want to live anywhere else.
- The doctors and researchers who are searching for a treatment or cure. I have said it before, but without them there would be no hope.
- Modern medicine. It amazes me how far we have come in this field and how fast it is advancing.
- For our family's health. Yes, as we age our body starts to break down, but we still live long, healthy, and productive lives.
- Our parents, brothers and sisters, children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews, etc., as well as our friends and neighbors. These people are my support system. Life without family and friends would be pretty miserable and boring.
- Our financial well-being. Yes, times have been a little tough recently, but the opportunities this country has given us are amazing.
- Having a sound mind. Don't ask my wife if this is true.
- And, most of all, for my wonderful, loving, thoughtful, caring and beautiful wife. Without her, life would never have been this good.
I will end my post today by asking that you remember those that serve our country as well as their families. They need our support and our prayers.