Today in the USA, we celebrate our Thanksgiving. It is a day that we gather with relatives, friends, and sometimes we meet new ones. We feast and we give thanks to any and all deities that we felt contributed to our successes and ask for additional blessing for the coming year. The holiday traditions vary by family and sometimes culture but one item common to all is we share, we give thanks and we wish each other well.
Others are hurting, they are hungry, tired, lost and feel forgotten. People are oppressed, depressed, and in real physical danger all over the globe. We are mindful of them, feel for them and want to help them. Today is not our day to reflect on the troubles of this world, we are going to look inwards and not outwards. In each of us, we will find a reason to be thankful.
I am thankful for the friends and relatives who have traveled far to spend time with me. We will end up with a multiethnic, multicultural feast turned celebration that will further bind our ties to each other and that is really, what our Thanksgiving is about. Thank you all for your loyalty to this site, now stop a second to reflect on what is right in your life and give thanks.
Consider this an open thread. If I can get past the ever-growing numbers of people filling my home, I will join you later. To all our readers and to Doctor Bulldog and family I wish you all good fortune, health and offer my continued friendship; you are at the top of my list of reasons to give thanks. Happy Thanksgiving.
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