We just got home from a nice day with friends and family at Nan's parents (in their mid-eighties) home up in Penderlea. I cooked the bird and Nan made her special homemade cranberry sauce with orange zest and she made stuffing, pumpkin pie and so on...and up we went. Our children are in far flung places so we don't often get to spend holidays with them. On the way home we stopped to feed a neighbor's goats and dog and cats keeping a watchful eye for deer along the way.
We talked about the things we're grateful for...each other, our friends and family, and our good fortune compared to so many. Our son called as we came in the door and we spoke with our grandchildren and maybe we'll hear from our daughter. But, she and her husband are up against it with one of the loans you've been reading about...and sometimes she's not in the mood to talk...and their problem is too large for us to solve.
Anyway...We're also grateful for people like you who believe in these few simple but profound words:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form,
as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.....
Without you our voices would be stifled...but together we can and are making a difference...and I'm thankful we are in this together.
Happy Thanksgiving...from the Democratic Republic of Nanistan.