Many holidays invoke different feelings for many folks. I like to believe the spirit of most holidays is to bring friends and family closer together. It is true that some holidays have lost their meaning; it is also true that some have benefited from their change over time. None are without their detractors and debates. Regardless of whether or not you recognize Thanksgiving, there is still something to be said for stopping and taking the time to reflect and appreciate where you are and what you have - regardless how small.
With all that has gone on within the last year, collectively we know that we all still have a lot to be thankful for. This includes, but is not limited to, our friends, family, loved ones, and those that stop by from time-to-time to say "hello." Those who provide provocative statements and debate. Thank you to all who support us. We plan on keeping the dialogue going for years to come. And that is something to be thankful for.
We each want to say what we are thankful for - after the jump. In the comments, tell us what you are thankful for.
I'm thankful to see another year of life with family and friends, to have a steady career, a roof over my head, money in my savings account for a rainy day, and, oh yeah, I'm also thankful that our President is and continues to be Black (Yeah I said it! Cry me a river, Glen Beck). I'm also thankful to know such great comrades here on the Urban Politico, and I'm thankful that people actually take the time to read what we have to say. Happy Thanksgiving.
I'm thankful for my family, my health, and my great friends here at The Urban Politico.
I'm thankful for the continued good health of family and friends and that HBO's Games of Thrones will start up again in March. I'm thankful that I haven't been placed on Obama's kill list. I'm thankful that dissent and thinking aren't illegal yet.
I'm thankful for my health, family and friends. I'm extremely thankful that President Obama was reelected and young men and women across the globe will continue to have two positive role models in the White House that they can identify with. I'm thankful for my clarity and peace of mind. Most of all I am thankful that after three weeks plus, heat and hot water have been resorted to my block (my apt) this evening after ConEd decided to do us in, in preparation for Hurricane Sandy.
To my Urban Politico Family you all are best! I wish everyone a safe, peaceful, blessed and Happy Thanksgiving to All!
Sometimes I think of the proverb: I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man with no feet. I have a lot to be thankful for. This was a tough year for me, but I know there are folks without heat, food, shelter, a job, family and friends, health, and peace. I have them all. No matter how tough life gets, I must be thankful for what I have. God's been good. Thank you to the TUP staff, my family and friends, and to all of you who actual take your time to stop by and read our ramblings. I'm truly thankful.
Happy Thanksgiving from The Urban Politico.
Tell us what your thankful for in the comments below!