To quote our own CivilTruth in a semi-private exchange, “Despite the dark clouds overhanging our nation, we have much to be thankful for.” He’s right in every nuance. There certainly are dark clouds, and yet we still have much to be thankful for.
For those of us not traveling tonight, if you want to share what you are thankful for this November, I welcome you to chime in. Make it as casual or as serious as you want to. Open thread, baby.
I’ll name a few things, and to tell the truth, the more I get to enumerating the bounties, the riches bestowed on me by the Most High God, the longer the list gets. But here’s a small list. I thank the Lord:
- for bringing me into the world as a natural-born American.
- for bringing me into the world as the son of my parents, the greatest parents in the world (or perhaps TIED with some others).
- for bringing me into the world as a natural-born Texan.
- for the gift of salvation and eternal life in heaven, made possible, and only made possible, by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
- for surviving my 20’s. Nuf said.
- for, in my lifetime, a series of best friends in different seasons, who have been loyal to a fault.
- for eventually drawing me into a career that suits my temperament and my natural skills. It was something of a long road getting there. I began my career as a software developer at age 33.
- for my current job, because I have a job.
- for health through my life well beyond what I deserve.
- for so many good friends and good people here in the right-side blogosphere and conservative political circles.
- that the 70 days of 100+ degree days this summer finally came to an end.
- for a world that seems to fairly teem with curvy little grown up brown girls. It would be an empty life for me without them.
- for my whole family, full of people I love and who love me to the end.
- for what will happen to change this world on January 20, 2013.
OK, your turn.