On Thanksgiving 2012

Thanksgiving Day … the day of thanks. The list of things to be thankful is lengthy when analyzing one’s life: family, friends, health, and the abilities that differentiate each of us into tools that others use. We can also look at the basic needs as food, shelter, and water … or the many thanks revolving around one’s faith … or even the variety of possessions each of us have … and in many cases, actually more than we need.

Then there are the fundamental human behaviors as care, love, and empathy. Last Friday I mentioned the health concerns for a hospitalized friend. Her short-term concerns have greatly improved, yet the great unknown of her long-term fight lies ahead. However, I am thankful for those who wished her well here. A wrote a short line of concern and many of you impressively reached out. Although many people are selfish, condescending, mean, and even evil, I continue to be thankful for the good people everywhere.

Think about the beauties in nature such as oceans, mountains, and plains – or bees, flowers, pets, and wildlife. I’ve written about the joys of creation and discovery in many posts found in the Religion and Science category. Creation is a beauty thing, especially when we take the time to look. Enjoy this wonderful video … and thank you Nancy for finding this.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone – and a special thanks to those who take the time to visit here. Have a safe holiday weekend.