Today is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., and we’ve got a lot to be thankful for. No, the economy still hasn’t broken out of its rut, and yes, we still have military personnel in Afghanistan – not to mention a number of other hot spots in the world. Here at home, plenty of people have scaled back, and after Hurricane Sandy, there’s a new normal for a lot of us. But in general, things are ok.
I can live with that. When I think of what my parents and grandparents endured during the lengthy depression and all the years of WWII, I figure I can get by. We have heat and shelter, clothes and jobs. And most important, we have each other, which is a lot more than some people have.
So, on this Thanksgiving Day, wouldn’t it be nice for all of us to think about contacting our local homeless shelters or soup kitchens and making a small donation? Or possibly volunteering to help. You know that every bit counts. Today might be a good day to go to the Red Cross site or the Salvation Army website and do whatever you can for those in less fortunate circumstances.
While the Jaunty Quills are counting our blessings today, we hope you all do the same. Happy Thanksgiving!