Thursday, November 24, 2011
Thanks. That is it for today; a very American holiday methinks.
I am thankful that no war has been fought within sight of my town since 1942. No army has occupied it in 146 years.
My wife did not die in childbirth. My daughter can choose her own future.
I have a good dentist and my water is safe.
I made it through over two decades in military service, intact.
I live in a fashion that for the vast majority of the world is so free and safe as to be almost unimaginable.
The least among my countrymen have more than the best of most. My blessings are almost shameful.
None of this happened by accident, and here I am; unworthy and with much work to do.