Monday, November 24, 2008


Thanksgiving is just a few days away. People will be flying or driving home to see their families and friends. There will be big meals with all the trimmings and lots of talking and laughing at the table.

Each one of us has something to be thankful for. Even sometimes when everything seems to be going wrong in your life, you can still be thankful for waking up every day and looking out the window to see all the little things we take for granted. Or your little dog or cat that keeps you company as you sit alone watching tv.

Please don't forget to be thankful for all the men and women in the service who keep our beautiful country free. My husband missed many Thanksgivings and holidays to do just that - let us live each day in a free and independent country where anything is possible. Even when you have people around you, it can be a very lonely time as you think of your family back home. We forget there is a war going on. We also forget about the wounded or those who gave their life for freedom (the ultimate sacrifice) and the war veterans of past wars. They are all heros in my eyes. Today would be a good day to remember them.

So hug somebody on Thanksgiving and whisper a little thank you in their ear - just because. I know that's what I will do for my husband on this special day where it's just the two of us.

And I wish all of you, wherever you may be, a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving.

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