Thanksgiving Eve Open Thread – I am thankful for….


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.

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E Pluribus Unum
The weapons had evolved, but our orders remained the same: Hunt them down and kill them off, one by one. A most successful campaign. Perhaps too successful. For those like me, a Death Dealer, this signaled the end of an era. Like the weapons of the previous century, we, too, would become obsolete.

Pity, because I lived for it.

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November 24, 2011 12:22 am

I’ll keep it short:
Thank you God for letting me live in interesting times.

Lady Penguin
November 24, 2011 10:28 am

You just about said it all, EPU, though we can’t all be from Texas! 🙂

But you’re right, and certainly Civil said it well, despite the shadows and clouds hanging over our nation, when we actually write that list, the blessings outnumber the bad.

If we can hold that thought, we’ll be fortified to march forward, and never give up.

Mike gamecock DeVine
November 24, 2011 10:55 am

I’m thankful for all the great years before 2008.

November 25, 2011 12:37 am

I am thankful for my family and friends. And thankful to live in the greatest country in the world

Here is my Thanksgiving post:

civil truth
November 25, 2011 12:51 am

The length of your list and the difficulty I have in coming up with my own list highlights how much I’ve let the political oppression of this time stifle my spirit. Clouds tend to do that, though. I oft have grim forebodings for our nation, the antidote to which I thinks starts with regaining perspective – and reading the New Testament examples of Paul and others, their thankfulness in the midst of far greater troubles that we’ve yet encountered in our land, is a start. But thinking and feeling is one thing, doing is something else. First would seem to… Read more »