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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Giving Thanks...

As we prepare for the annual turkey feast, it's good to stop and remember that there's a lot to be thankful for today. We often get caught up in the political infighting, or social commentary, or day-to-day trials and tribulations and sometimes lose sight of the many good things in our lives. Today - and every day - we try to take a moment to remember that for which we are thankful.

Family, friends, and freedom - those are the cornerstones of what I'm thankful for today. I've got two awesome kids that amaze me on a daily basis, a tolerant Mrs. who puts up with my crazy meanderings, and a good life in a great place despite my grumblings. That's not a bad place to be, for anyone, rantings on Massachusetts notwithstanding.

I'm thankful for the fine men and women who have served our country, especially those currently serving overseas and in harm's way. While we may argue over the direction this country is taking, these men and women have put it above their own wants and needs - some paying the ultimate price for what they believe in. I'm thankful they exist.

I'm especially thankful for my friends - my tribe, if you will - today. Over the past few weeks and months you've all banded together for many reasons: raising money for cancer research, helping one of our own who's had a run of bad luck, if there's a more generous and caring group I haven't come across it. I've had the pleasure of meeting a good number of you this year, between SHOT Show, the NRA Annual meeting, and my trip to CO last month.

I'm thankful for all of this today, and every day.

That is all.

4 comments:

Julie said...

wishing all the family a wonderful thanksgiving day!

libertyman said...

Thanks to you Jay, for all you do and for many delightful reads.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Wilson said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Wally said...

To my friends, and in particular to one curly haired angel!