It's ironic that this time of year always seems to bring the worst out in global politics. I can't easily remember a November or December when there wasn't some conflict going on in some part of the globe. And yet there's a lot to be thankful for. For one thing, let's all be thankful that it's only in horror movies that the bird eats you.
For another, today isn't simply a holiday to waste time shopping--and shame on those retailers who put profits ahead of families getting together, and shopping together isn't the same thing--it's a day to enjoy parades, eat hearty, and remember how important the fabrics of family and home and humanity must clothed all of us. Without them we would freeze in the cold and starve in the soul.
A Happy Thanksgiving for everyone.