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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Things to be thankful for

I've been reading the news (I know, big mistake), and it's made me think of some things to be thankful for as we head for the holiday.

I am thankful that there are a LOT of good Law-Enforcement Officers out there.  I am thankful that a lot of them haven't washed their hands of the whole business after unending listening to the people who say they're all Nazis, they're all against minorities, they kill without proof.

I'm thankful I don't live in a community that believes the proper way to protest something is to burn out some retailer that did nothing more than sell their wares to the public.

I'm thankful that I don't have to make my living scamming or robbing others of theirs.

I am thankful I never had a reason to boost my self-esteem by physical violence.

I'm thankful I don't live somewhere where I have to push my plane down the runway because it's -61 out and the tires are froze to the tarmac.

I'm thankful I was taught that the truth was something valuable, and not a tool to get my agenda through.

I'm thankful that I was taught that life is precious, and not disposable.

I'm thankful for the Veterans who have fought MY fight.

I'm thankful that at least once in my lifetime I have seen an example of what a President of the United States SHOULD be.



I'm thankful that this woman taught me the value of praying first thing every day...


...even if she couldn't tell me exactly where in the Bible it said there was no life on other planets...


I am thankful for this man's work ethic, his hard hands, his goofy laugh, and his legacy...



I'm thankful for the two best friends an idiot like me can have...



And among millions of other things, all of you who read this.... even the trolls, who lend their endless fun to the mix!  May you all have a Thankful Thanksgiving!

12 comments:

  1. These are all really good things to be thankful. I am thankful too that lovely people like you have come into my life.
    Happy Thanksgiving

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    1. Thank you, my friend. You might say, though, our Thanksgiving is going to be a bit delayed until Laurie gets a weekend off.

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  2. An excellent thankful list! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  3. re: people calling the police Nazis....

    I wish people would stop with that term. At their worst, the most corrupt police department in America is nothing like the Nazis were.

    Heck, American Nazis are nothing like the Nazis were.

    Can the police clean up their act? Yes

    Could they try to better balance their jobs with building partnerships with communities? Yes

    Has their ever been a case of a police officer herding people into a gas chamber and another one flipping the "on" button?

    Hardly.

    Even if I play devil's advocate, side with the protestors, make a martyr out of Michael Brown and say Darren Wilson pulled the trigger with a racist motivation....which I do not believe is true...this is still nothing like what the Nazis did.

    So enough with the Nazi talk, protestors! It's not helping!

    But, setting my rant aside, I am thankful for a lot as well. Have a great turkey day, CW!

    I'll bet you're thankful I'm done typing...

    Larry

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    1. But you know how it is anymore... both sides of the political fence thinks it's acceptable for them to use "nazi" on anything they disagree with, and unacceptable for the other side to use it at all. That said, you sir hit the nail on the head.

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  4. Chris:
    You have echoed my sentiments (and those of many other, no doubt) in ways I had not even thought of.
    Good for you, my friend.

    Like that quote said...we're not only thankful for what DO receive, but more thankful for that which we DO NOT receive, if you follow that logic.
    It makes sense.
    I'm very thankful for all the "stuff" that never came my way, as I'm sure you are for the same reasons.

    Again, a wonderfully truthful post, that hits home and celebrates those who DO make that difference.
    Have a very blessed Thanksgiving up there, brother!

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    1. Thank you, sir... hoping you all had a blessed day as well.

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  5. I am thankful for my family who love me

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    1. They should be thrice as thankful for you, dear lady...

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