Things I am thankful for:
Family-all of them
Friends-the ones I know in real life and through the internet
My (almost 100%) recession proof job-the world will always need teachers
My cat-she keeps me company and, since I'm the only person she likes, makes me feel like I truly have someone who could not live without me
My apartment, my car, and all the other Earthly possessions I have-I may not have much but it all belongs to me and that's more than some people in this world can say
Freedom of religion-so I can practice (and preach) what I believe without persecution
Democracy-because my voice can be heard
Living in a country that isn't ravaged by war-imagine if 9/11 was your everyday life
Indoor plumbing-you don't know how big a blessing this is until you have to go without
My talents and abilities-God gave them to me and me alone and that makes me unlike anyone else out there
A family that likes to celebrate-all major holidays and birthday's get at least a week long celebration, which is why Thanksgiving may have officially been yesterday but my family is having the traditional turkey dinner tonight
So many other things that I cannot begin to list them all here...
As you recover and reflect on your Thanksgiving and look ahead to the next month of holiday festivities please remember that almost 3 billion people live on less than $2 a day. They may never get to experience any of the blessings that I listed above. Please consider giving to a charity this year.