Thank you for calm and grace in the world

Real Estate Agent with Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

This is the time of year we find ourselves thinking about our reasons for being thankful.  This year, in particular, I find myself particularly thankful, in view of all that is going on in this strange world of ours.

Once again, the world has changed, and evil has ratcheted up a full notch and half.  Hundreds of women and children half a world a way are being held hostage and yet, due to modern technology it feels as though it's taking place in my living room 24/7.  The evil that led to the hostage-taking is too horrible to discuss.

After six months of war in Sudan there are once again warlords battling it out and thousands of corpses line the streets in Khartoum, and the world doesn't seem to care.  Ukraine has fallen from a boil to a simmer, but a very dangerous simmer, that threatens to boil over again at any moment.

And politics in the U.S. Trump? Biden? Congress?  Yeesh!?  I'd be grateful if they would just agree on a moratorium on political commercials for the next year.

Today is Thanksgiving.  I'm taking a day off from work, from real estate, from thinking about politics, from the middle east, from Africa, from the economy and will concentrate on family, friends, turkey, stuffing and loosening my belt.  And, oh... is that pumpkin pie?

Happy thanksgiving to my Active Rain family!  I am thankful for you all.


Posted by

 ALAN MAY, Realtor®   
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Jameson Sotheby's International Realty, 2934 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Office: 847.869.7300      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email:

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois


Comments (8)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Alan May ,

I too am taking a day off from work and everything else and concentrate on my family. We are starting off the morning walking and running in the Austin Thundercloud 5K Turkey Trot! Our granddaughters flew in from NYC and can't wait to all be together to participate in this fun family event! Then we will gorge out out on turkey, all the sides and in our case, apple pie. Enjoy your day and Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 23, 2023 05:00 AM
Alan May

Sounds like a wonderful day of family and grace.  Enjoy.

Nov 23, 2023 06:19 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Alan. Right back at you. Today is a day to be grateful and let your mind take a vacation from having to think about what is going on in the world. Like your line of thinking on this Thanksgiving day. Enjoy the pumpkin pie if you have room after the turkey and side dishes. 

Nov 23, 2023 05:02 AM
Alan May

I am going to try to disengage and re-engage with family.  I hope you can do the same my friend.

Nov 23, 2023 06:20 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well! And I think it's a great idea to take a day to just focus on family, friends and food! Three wonderful "F's!

Nov 23, 2023 05:13 AM
Alan May

It should be a regular thing, shouldn't it?

Nov 23, 2023 06:21 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks Alan for sharing holiday greetings!!!

Happy thanksgiving to my Active Rain family!  I am thankful for you all.

Nov 23, 2023 07:40 AM
Alan May

and to you and yours as well.

Nov 25, 2023 04:42 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I'd be happy with a little victory like the end to the medical insurance commercials.  Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 2023 09:05 AM
Alan May

ahhh... Victory Auto Wreckers.  Good reference.

Nov 25, 2023 04:42 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Happy Thanksgiving Alan,

We do have so many blessings to be grateful for.

Wishing you and your loved ones all the best this Thanksgiving and always!



Nov 23, 2023 09:44 AM
Alan May

Thank you, Bob.  And to you and yours as well.

Nov 25, 2023 04:43 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

i'm with you, Alan. Let's focus on what we have as well as the things we can change. If not, enjoy what you have. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Nov 23, 2023 11:25 AM
Alan May

That's the key to happiness, isn't it?

Nov 25, 2023 04:43 AM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Alan May thank you, wishing you and your family a Healthy & Happy Thanksgiving.

Nov 23, 2023 02:54 PM
Alan May

Right back atcha, Mr. Pusa.  Right back atcha.

Nov 25, 2023 04:43 AM