Let Us Give Thanks
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the United States. As President, George Washington proclaimed the first “Thanksgivings” on November 26, 1789, “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts… the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence… for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed… and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.”
Many years later this is still the day that we all stop what we normally do, gather around the table with our family and friends to give thanks for all the blessings that we have in our lives. Some years there are more blessings than others, but even in the worst of times, there is always something to be grateful for.
I'm grateful for so very many things, not the least of which is the opportunity to share thoughts, feelings, and ideas with people all over the world via the Web. If you are celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow, "Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours." If you aren't, I wish you happiness and joy none-the-less. I am thankful for each and everyone of you reading these words, and I thank you.