On this day of giving of Thanks, I think we all should stop for a moment, and do exactly that. Of all human faults and vices, I consider ingratitude one of the worst, right up there with driving slow in the fast lane.
I want to thank all of my conservative friends, those who are philosophically opposite of myself, for making this 2020 election what it was. Whatever else can be said, more people went to the trouble of voting this election than ever before, and no matter who won, what this tells us is people are more active, and they care about something. These people have families, they’ve served in uniform during times of war, and they have dogs. They are good, solid people, and their opinion matters to me, even when we disagree, and I want to say thank you to them.
If who someone votes for is the single defining issue for you, I’m good with that, it’s you. But it is not me.
To those of you who agree with me, thank you for being there. It’s been a long road. But we have to reach out and make peace with the people we do not agree with, and we cannot afford to lose them.
To the people in rescue, thank you. Every pet deserves a home, and you are an awesome group of people.
To the frontline healthcare workers, thank you. In this time of Plague, no group of people have done more to save lives than you have.
To first responders, always, thank you.
To the men and women who are law enforcement, thank you, again, for suiting up each and every day for a hard job in a very hard time. We still believe in you. Thank you.
To the men and women in the uniform, away from home, perhaps in a combat zone, we love you, thank you.
To the people who work in jobs like restaurants, and bars, and who have to deal with the public in this time of plague, we see you, thank you, and I tip heavy and hard on take-out orders, no matter how small.
To the parents of children during this time of plague, you had the hardest job ever before the virus hit, I cannot imagine how you deal with raising kids now. Thank you for trying to mold young barbarians into fully functioning adults with no training manual or heavy drugs.
To the people who have helped me with Mom the last couple of years. Thank you ever so much. It’s been an adventure and it still is. For those of you who have an elderly parent living with you, hang in there. Don’t let it wear you down.
To the community of “Bits and Pieces” I want to say thank you. I’ve met some really great people here, and I hope to meet more as long as Jon allows me to stay. Thanks, Jon for keeping this place open, and the lights on.
What would you like to say “Thank you” for or to who?