Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving 2018


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

I’ll leave it to the “climate specialists” to determine whether we’re headed for catastrophic global warming or entering another little ice age. But I will note that this year’s trek over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house is likely to be through the snow. So lets be careful out there.

snow field

I’m about to depart for Thanksgiving at my brother’s across state where Thanksgiving tradition includes watching the Detroit Lions lose. Even so, we will pause before dinner and reflect on the many reasons we have to be grateful again this year and give thanks.

thankfulThere is always, always, always something to give thanks for

I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank each of you whether you were a charter member or have just recently joined the elite MOTI group of preeminent thinkers who gather here daily to share, cajole, question, educate and entertain. May your Thanksgivings be filled with food, friends, family – furry and otherwise – plus leftovers for a late night snack.

5c09887c1dd528b11ea5974b038f5f15And don’t forget to give thanks for your white privilege!


I leave you with this comment, left on the occasion of Thanksgiving, 2012 by Janice the Elder:

Sometimes Shakespeare says it best, and then I can add no other words:

O Lord, that lends me life,
Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness!

- King Henry VI (II, I, i)

I can no other answer make but thanks,
And thanks, and ever thanks.

- Twelfth Night (III, iii)