Thanksgiving presents us all with an opportunity to reflect upon those things in our lives that we are most thankful for. So often it seems that the world is fraught with chaos and confusion and there are times that we think we will never even catch our breath. Hence, a day like this lets us sit back and take stock of what is right in our world.
Aside from the fact that I am certainly most thankful for my family and friends and the wonderful people that I work with, I feel compelled to give thanks on this day for living in a society that is freer than any other on the face of the earth. I am greatful that there is an abundance of caring people in this country who seek, not only justice, but human rights for all people. Knowing that gives me hope and gives me reason to believe that we will someday live in a kinder and gentler world.
Regardless of your thoughts on the war in Iraq, let us not forget the young men and women who have been sent into battle. Let us not forget those less fortunate than we during this holiday season. Let us pause long enough to reach out to the thousands of displaced individuals who have lost so much to the natural disasters that have hit our world this year.
To all of you I hope that your day is filled with all things bright and beautiful and that your list of "Thank" is a long one.