If you cast your eyes about the planet, you won’t find many countries that actually set aside a day for being thankful, give everybody the day off work and declare a national holiday. It is a uniquely (almost) American concept, a time of grateful introspection and a reminder of what we could be as a country, if we really want to be.
Of course, these days it seems like it’s become a day to carbo load for the Black Friday rush, to rest up on the couch and scour the football games for new blocking schemes and zone coverage techniques that can be put to use later in the evening at the Target electronics counter. (It’s not even really Black Friday anymore, more like Black Thursday afternoon. Which is a rant for another time.)
However you choose to spend your Thanksgiving, I hope it’s filled with happiness, family, food and friends. It’s good to be thankful… we have a lot to be thankful for.