NOVEMBER 24, 2022



For someone my age who has definitely seen America in a much better state of health, it is slightly difficult to have rosy feelings about the homeland. Don’t misunderstand me, I love my country, I detest the government. So, on one hand I’m elated and thankful about being an American, on the other hand I’m totally bummed about what is happening on a hundred different fronts. The prospects of dislodging the corrupt politicians and bureaucrats is looking less likely all the time. For someone like me, that loves my country passionately, and who never forgets those brave soldiers that carried our flag into battle for freedom, the current state of the union casts a long shadow over Thanksgiving.

I am however eternally grateful for my family. For those that have passed on, and those still here, that I love dearly and give me such happiness in our relationships. They are the true bright spots that make life worth living.

I’m thankful for my lovely wife who is my faithful companion, and for the most part listens to my craziness. (Most of the time). She is a very social person, much more than I am, and for that reason we have quite a large circle of friends. I lean more toward being slightly reclusive. I really don’t like talking to anyone for the first couple of hours after arising.

I’m very thankful for the good Lord for allowing me to stay on this earth this many years. It has truly been an interesting journey. I have made many lifelong friends and had some unforgettable experiences. I was born with all the parts in the right places, and a pretty darn good brain. Had two great people for parents that loved and cared for myself and my three siblings. They always provided food and shelter and warm clothing. They also provided a heck of a lot of fun and laughter while we lived in their home, and always welcomed us back for more good times.

My parents taught us true American values, and how to be good neighbors, and for that I will always be thankful. They taught us to obey the laws and respect our fellow human beings. They also taught us to love our country and respect our glorious flag. But most importantly, they taught us to always give thanks to God for all that we have.

I truly hope all of you enjoyed your day of Thanks and hope your cup runneth over with blessings from our glorious Heavenly Father. May your joyful moments be many, and your sorrows be few.


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