May the traditional spirit of Thanksgiving be a blessing to you and yours. And in times that try souls and make us weary, may we remember to hold fast to our traditions—our identity—and to attitudes of gratitude . For all our flaws and challenges, ours is an exceptional nation of exceptional people. We might lose our way at times and we forget who we are. But we are fortunate . This Thanksgiving, may we recall who we are , whose we are, why we are who and whose we are. And may we feel to the depths of our souls the value of knowing each and every day.
It may well be that the United States is now facing one of the toughest economic periods we have known for a while . But I am convinced , nothing that hits us will destroy all that , and granting as much will help us recover . This Thanksgiving will itself be something to be grateful for if we really do turn our attention to the marvels of our time , our place , our lives , for here lies rejuvenation , a source of energy and inspiration .
Facing reality matters but , does not mean just facing what’s worrisome , but what’s encouraging .
HAPPY THANKSGIVING !