What to be thankful for this Thanksgiving:(A look around my little world for people and matters that I am thankful for everyday)
1) The love and support of my family as I have endured a rough personal spring and fall. My economic and marital matters suffered severe hits, yet I still stand tall thanks to them.
2) A much maligned President, who to this day, has kept his promie to keep terrorists from attackiing America again. NOT ON MY WATCH has probably part of his evening prayer.
3) Our all volunteer military that chooses to STAND THE WATCH around the world, around the clock, around the year. A special salute to all of you. My continued prayers to all of you and your families, wherever you and they may be.
3a) For all of Americas Veterans, for without you, Thanksgiving, and all that America is, would (have) cease(d) to exist.
4) All of the men and women who wear the uniform of their state, county, city, town, and municipality. Whose sole mission in life is To Serve and Protect, whether Police Officer, Fire Fighter, paramedic, nurse.
4a) A special salute to the Men and Women of the Philadelphia Police Department as you grieve again this year. No city should have to endure what you have gone through. (live video 11/24 11:30a.m. EST)
5) All Americans who chose to exercise their most sacred civil LIBERTY, voting in the recent election, even if it wasn't for my candidate. You voted, and that counts for something.
6) the people who still have the ability to participate in our economy as it struggles. A dinner out a week keeps fifteen people employed, even at McDonalds.
7) Turkey, cranberry, pumpkin, and all farmers, without whose yearly dedication to their calling allows us to continue, and pass on to our posterity, the tradition of Thanksgiving. PeTA (People eating Tasty Animals) are alive and well.
Prayers around to all of you for a safe and healthy celebration of Thanksgiving. Travel safely on the highways and byways of our great country.
If you are driving this weekend and forever in the future, try the tips in this video. I do it every day, and it's amazingly accurate. I seldom use my brakes in rush hour and have NEVER been hit or done the hitting.
If you can read this, thank a teacher; If you can still read it in English, you're welcome.
Deskpilot, AM(H)1 (AW), USN(Ret).
Merry Christmas to All