Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving

Tomorrow, we will celebrate a thoroughly American holiday: Thanksgiving. Unlike some other American holidays, this celebration of all that we are thankful for has thoroughly resisted being commercialized. To give you an example, I saw the first Christmas decorations for sale at Lowe's and Home Depot a few days before Halloween. Thanksgiving is not tied to any religion in particular, nor are we expected to exchange presents, or send cards. It is a holiday to remind us about everything that is good in this great country, as well as the be thankful for the blessings we have living in America. This past year was one of tremendous transition for me. I retired from the Navy, took a few months off and then after just a few weeks of non-dedicated job hunting, was hired by one of the best managed, best run and most profitable companies the world has ever known. Deirdre and I were also able to take a "throw away" dog who faced certain death in a kennel and make a place in our home for him. Yes, Dee and I have much for which we are thankful this year. From here, just East of the Equator where is it always a quarter past five, I want to wish everyone who reads this text a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

1 comment:

Lisa... said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Dee, as well. We are all truly blessed. Have a wonderful day!

L.