Thanksgiving is a time for family and indigestion…and pondering if they are related.
It’s been a tradition in my family, before we begin eating, to go around the Thanksgiving dinner table from one to another and share what we’re thankful for. What is rarely on that list is that we’re sharing what we’re thankful for before we begin eating.
With all of the madness and hatred out there in the world, we can become inundated with so much that’s negative and lose sight of the things that we’re so fortunate to have. Unless you’re a Republican, then it’s a two-for-one deal.
As for me, I am thankful for being able to walk and think and see and experience life each day. I’m thankful for my amazing family and my invaluable friendships. I’m thankful for having hope and determination that we can indeed make things better for ourselves and others.
I’m thankful for all the people in this nation and around the world who make sacrifices of their time, energy, money, comfort and even their own safety to make a difference for the greater good including the young people powering the Occupy Wall Street movement, those volunteering to help out people in need and those supporting the cause of democracy and progress.
I’m thankful that Barack Obama is in the White House and along with the Dems controlling the Senate, stand between us and the destruction and decimation of our society by the wealthy through their Republican pawns.
I’m thankful for the Republican field of Presidential candidates and the Baggers who are forcing them farther and farther away from the majority of Americans, preserving and increasing Obama’s prospects for re-election. I’m also thankful for the extreme overreach by Republicans, The Kochs and Wall Street as it lit the fuse for this explosion of activism and pushback against them.
I’m thankful for everyone here at The Planet who, through their presence and contributions, have made this site into something that far exceeds what we could have hoped for when we first started out. I’m thankful to be part of this unique and remarkable community, surrounded by so many conscientious and clever people who I avidly look forward to “seeing” and “chatting with” every single day.
I’m thankful for being as fortunate as to be a part of the best Admin team on The Planet with Kalima, Bito and KQuark.
And on behalf of all of us, I want to wish all of you, both our fellow members and loyal readers, a very happy Thanksgiving and wonderful holiday weekend!
And feel free to post your leftovers below!