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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanks

Where there is life,
there is hope

--Cicero

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. Today is the national day we give thanks for the multitude of good things in our lives: thanks for those who help us, thanks for the blessings of liberty, thanks for being alive and doing fairly well.

The Times ran a "Serving of Gratitude" this week which suggested,


“As a culture, we have lost a deep sense of gratefulness about the freedoms we enjoy, a lack of gratitude toward those who lost their lives in the fight for freedom, a lack of gratitude for all the material advantages we have,” he says. 'The focus of Thanksgiving should be a reflection of how our lives have been made so much more comfortable by the sacrifices of those who have come before us.'”

We are thankful this day for so many things, among them our good readers, with whom we may share one of our greatest blessings, that of freedom of speech.

May it ever be thus.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Ghost Dansing said...

i feel free...

Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 8:50:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...

Great tune.

I awoke thinking of "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" this a.m. I like happy tunes.

Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 9:19:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Long-time RN said...

Best to you this holiday. Thank you, again, for continuing this site. Your voices are valued by this reader. The posts and responses are kick-ass!

Friday, November 25, 2011 at 11:18:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger FDChief said...

Fighting for freedom?

Damn! Did those pesky Brits show up for another grab at re-establishing their North American colony again and I missed it?

I have GOT to start watching the TV news again.

Friday, November 25, 2011 at 11:03:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...

Thank you, Long-time RN.

We like to think of ourselves as "kick-ass, with aplomb" ;)

Friday, November 25, 2011 at 11:43:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...

"Did those pesky Brits show up ..."

Cute observations. We do like our Passion Plays and rather emotionally re-spooling our stories. Repetition compulsion is fascinating, no?

Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 5:22:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn! Did those pesky Brits show up for another grab at re-establishing their North American colony again and I missed it?

I think it was Black Friday shoppers armed with Pepper Spray.

T-Day is just pause between Halloween and Christmas.

bb

Monday, November 28, 2011 at 11:12:00 AM GMT-5  

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