Unfortunately, I don't have much time. As you may be able to see, it's very late, or early. I just have time to post a quickie while I'm burning files for clients then it's over the river and through the woods, to Grandmothers house we go! Turkey, football and napping - can't wait! Work has never been busier. The Bush economy has worked well and I'm grateful.
There are a lot of things to be thankful for this year. I suggest we put aside the ideological differences for a day and concentrate on those things which we share in common with each other such as living in the greatest country in the history of the world. Do you ever wonder why you were born here and now? I realize the anti-God crowd on the left won't get it, but it's an interesting question. We are blessed to be living in an age where freedom and civility is at an all time high around the globe. Of course there are billions of people who don't enjoy a fraction of what we do here, but it is getting better. I am grateful to have been born here in this age to be able to take part in the opportunities of this society and in this land.
I am grateful to all the men and women of our military who sacrificed so much so that we can enjoy our lives today. It is sad that war exists, but it always has and it always will. That is human nature. I thank God that there have been brave people who were and are willing to stand up and face our enemies and protect that which is right. And yes there is a wrong and right. It is not morally or culturally relativistic.
I am most thankful for a family that is built and centered on love. The closeness and unity we share is a result of a strong bond found only through a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Again, I apologize to the lefties who only roll their eyes at any hint of dependence on a supernatural being, but I can't deny what is real for our lives. I can only hope that someday your shell will crack enough for you to be open to the message of Christ. I have been blessed by a great family. My wife is saintly, the kids are great, and my parents and brothers and their families are all very close. This is of course what we celebrate most.
I also am thankful for our President, and all the branches of government that are comprised of people who are willing to serve the public interest. While I don't often agree with many of them, it is the greatest form of government ever devised by man and we are lucky to be living in it. I know that many of you have been deceived into thinking that President Bush is some form of devious mastermind diabolically plotting to destroy the world, but the fact is that we should all be thankful that we have a President who is willing to take a stand and live in a Post 9-11 world rather than the alternatives that have challenged that ideology. Our nation's security is nothing to gamble with.
Anyway, The disks are done and it's time for a few hours of sleep. Happy Thanksgiving everybody, Enjoy the season and be grateful! God Bless.