This comes to wish all of my ActiveRain family and anyone else that reads this a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving! We have so much to be thankful for. While the economy may not be where we wish it was, we are lucky to live in a country where we can freely express our opinions without fear of being imprisoned.
We can travel as we wish without fear of searches and seizures, without armed soldiers patrolling our streets and knocking on our doors. We can practice the religious beliefs that we choose or practice none at all without fear of reprisal.
All of these things we take for granted on a daily basis. While our health care system is indeed flawed, we do have a health care system. Our waters are not so polluted that we cannot drink the water or bath in it. We don't have to worry about many things that millions on this planet DO have to worry about daily!
While this country is not perfect and there are many that are homeless and do not have all that they require, there are many organizations that attempt to assist those in need. Again, something that does not exist worldwide.
As we sit at the table with our loved ones or talk to them over the phone or internet this Holiday Season, let us all remember all of the positives in our lives and strive to make the lives of others a little bit better however we can. Our attitude shapes our lives and the lives of those we have contact with. Think how much better this planet would be if we remembered that at all times and always gave 100%, not for ourselves, but for mankind as a whole.
Happy Thanksgiving And Peace On Earth!