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There is so much to be thankful for.
Despite all the constant & intentional negativity being peddled by the people who are least effected by the fear and negativity they push, there is still so much to be thankfull for.
We are blessed to live in the greatest nation on this earth. A nation which is the beacon of freedom throughout the world. “The Melting Pot”1, where cultures merge and become stronger than each individual one. Where our differences make us unique, yet compliment each other. Where every person, no matter race, creed, or personal lifestyle choices, are represented by the stars and stripes of the American Flag.
Freedom is where true Unity lies!
Given a steady stream of less-than-optimal news this past year, some might feel there’s less to be thankful for than in years past. That’s understandable. Recency bias is a powerful thing. But imagine how the Pilgrims must have felt— even on their best days! No indoor plumbing, microwave ovens, washing machines, Uber, or home food delivery!
I won’t say we’re spoiled, but now might be a good time to take a 30,000-foot view of our blessings.
America has the world’s best farmers, ranchers, doctors, lawyers, plumbers, designers, architects, musicians, electricians, pilots, entrepreneurs, salesmen and women, coaches, athletes, and truckers. We have everything necessary to lead healthy, productive, exciting lives.
We can teach our children if we think that a better alternative to public schools.
We have a (primarily) capitalistic system that encourages and rewards innovators for making our lives more comfortable and productive.
Our country encourages mobility which is a byproduct of freedom.
I could continue this list, but I know you will have 50 more examples when I finish. Once you start looking for the positive, you see it everywhere.
Every 20 years or so, profound advancements favorably touch every aspect of our lives. Living in a free country makes all this possible.
We have much to be thankful for, but none of that is possible with runaway inflation, a prolonged recession, layoffs, open borders, censorship, and single-party rule.
Americans have everything necessary to lead happy, productive, enlightened lives. All good things are possible if Government is reigned in. Remember — and this is key for every American to understand— the wisdom of the Declaration of Independence:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
If you aren’t happy, do something about it. Be thankful you still have the power to be happy—the ability to take your freedoms back.
Freedom always leads to Happiness.
It will make us happy, healthy, prosperous, and wise.
I’m so thankful we can affect our destiny. That’s what makes America great.
To finish off my Thanksgiving post, I included some photos personally taken at the 2005 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC.
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