Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving harvest with cranberries, pumpkins, squash, gourds

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Sometimes the most difficult hill we climb as humans is the hill of thankfulness.

We are all caught up in our daily lives of making a living, taking care of loved ones, worrying about almost everything, going a bit crazy with the Covid-19 virus and all of the associated rules, a 24-hour news cycle of negativity and everything not in our control in our lives.

So, just for a moment, I would like to take the Thanksgiving Holiday and be thankful for all of us. This is the original American holiday dating back to the Plymouth Rock early settlers and represented a dinner between the settlers and the local Indigenous folks.  It was so momentous and historic, that later Benjamin Franklin attempted to make the turkey our National bird, rather than the bald eagle.

I would like to remind us to be thankful for:Our family and loved onesOur friendsThe ability to retire and enjoy life on your termsThe ability to work at a job we enjoyMoney in the bankAssets invested and growingA house we live inElectricity that consistently worksIndoor plumbingClean waterWe live in the United StatesOur Police & FirefightersAll First RespondersCable TVLow crime rateDoctors and Dentists at our disposalDemocracy that worksOur Representative Government that usually worksOur Judicial systemThe Constitution of the United StatesCharacter matters more than skin color or religionComputers and cell phonesYou and I

Have a great Thanksgiving Holiday.  We all will be glad when 2020 is behind us and life gets back to normal.

All my best,Elliot

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