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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

It is time once again to express gratitude for all of the blessings we have this year. I myself would like to give thanks for all of the changes I have witnessed; for example...

I am thankful that I feel better this year than I have in more recent years. My walk from my car to my office cubicle no longer leaves me short of breath. I am thankful that I have found an agreeable way to lose weight by cutting back on portions and continuing cardiac rehab workouts three times a week. It’s agreeable because I am not left starving throughout the day, which would distract me from my daily tasks.

I am thankful that none of the disasters predicted by conservative Republicans have come to pass simply because Barack Obama took office in January. The world did not implode (except on movie screens), and the Constitution did not disintegrate. We still live in a great nation, even with many people opposing health care solutions from which they themselves could benefit. Their opposition makes little sense. Still, it is their right to protest out of fear that any government intervention will lead to the worst case Socialist scenarios Senator McCarthy railed against 60 years ago. These people should have more faith in the flexibility of the U.S. Constitution, but, like the country itself, they are also a work in progress.

Then there are other, seemingly mundane things for which to be grateful.

I am thankful for my continued employment (with health benefits) that enables me to meet all my financial obligations and still have a little left over to help the less fortunate.

I am thankful I can still dream up the silly ideas I write on this blog. Personally, my musings here satisfy my creative and artistic longings. While I’m on the subject, I should also give thanks to everyone reading these entries. Your loyalty and occasional comments, dear readers, are always appreciated.

Finally, I am thankful that I can be thankful again for the same things as in previous years: good friends and neighbors, a chance to spend time with my brother and mother, and that Anne Marie, Steven and Meredith are still a part of my life. With any one of you missing from my life, my day-to-day existence would be greatly diminished.


(Thank you for reading. Please remember to cook your turkey until the interior temperature reaches 180 degrees.)


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