Thanksgiving 2009

In this year of 2009 many of us, here in the United States, have less to be thankful for than we had last year… thanks in a large part to the current economic situation.

The most thanks, however, goes to the members of Congress and the “Current Administration” who are spending money that they DO NOT HAVE and can get only by taxing us and taking away even more from us… so we’ll have even LESS next year to give thanks for!

Yes, that’s a mouthfull…  and all true!

I got the news yesterday that an associate’s home had burned to the ground while she was away at work. Fortunately her father, who is wheelchair bound, was able to get to the door and escape… with the dog! All they have left is the clothes on their backs… What to be thankful for???  Well, for starters, the place was insured!  And she has lots of friends who are pitching in to help out, both financially and otherwise.

Stories like this give us hope in this time of year. Knowing that there are still good people around who will help you out when you’re down on your luck. Having good friends is so important these days… and in these days of isolation and not necessarily knowing who your neighbors are… maybe it’s a good time to actually find out?  Say a friendly Hello!  Don’t lower your eyes or turn away.  Instead, open up just a little and let a friendship happen. Hold that door for someone, let them go first, smile instead of scowl.  Little things can mean a lot so think about it and take a turn at being the best YOU that you can be!

You may not have a HUGE spread to invite folks over to share but you can still be nice to people… and NOT just during the holidays… but all year long.

Here’s hoping YOU have something to celebrate at Thanksgiving and that you have someone wonderful to celebrate it with.  A great meal is just a nice PLUS in the equation… from my point of view!

And, lest we forget, we’re able to celebrate Thanksgiving day because of our Men and Women of the Armed Forces who serve so that you don’t have to! Remember them always in your prayers and in your contributions, when asked.

Happy Thanksgiving,

David Perkins (aka: TheTrafficMechanic)

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