For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
With so many holidays and events to celebrate, I enjoy Thanksgiving the most. Truly a holiday to be spent with those most dear, we cherish one another and the country as a whole, as we all enjoy a ubiquitous meal of turkey, potatoes, stuffing and gravy.
This year was especially difficult in my family; the economy took its toll on us. As a result, I think we've been able to spend more time together, and for that, I'm thankful. With December around the corner, I'm really looking forward to 2010. I have a positive outlook for next year, and for once in my life, I've started to get excited about my work, and for that, I'm thankful. Most importantly, although my immediate family is not celebrating this holiday at my house, we're all celebrating somewhere and raising a glass to having a roof over our heads, clothing on our backs, and each other. And for that, I'm truly thankful.