I want to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving, a day in which we give thanks for our blessings and, this year, thanks for being able to gather with family and friends, which we were not able to do last year due to Covid-19. We will be having dinner at my wife’s niece’s new home, which they recently purchased. I’m looking forward to seeing the family again.
There is a fringe element of people that would apply wokeness to this national holiday for reasons that I’m not even going to give credence to by any further discussion. I’m attaching a paragraph from an article that I read this morning that I believe summarizes the holiday nicely:
For better or worse, human history is written by the winners. But that’s still not what Thanksgiving is really supposed to be about. It’s a time to give thanks for whatever blessings you have received, no matter how meager those blessings may be at times. While you still have breath in your lungs there is always hope. And if you find yourself on this day simply having a roof over your head, food of any sort on your table, and some family or friends to share it with, you have much to give thanks for. There will always be those with more or less than yourself. So rather than spending your day shouting at the ocean about what a horrible place America is, perhaps you might help your blood pressure levels and your community by simply engaging in some quiet reflection and taking a moment to give thanks.