The economy sucks. Our country's standing in the international community is equally crappy. Most people's financial investments have gone into a deep dive over the past couple of months. Unemployment is trending upward. Nevertheless, I feel grateful for so much this Thanksgiving. Some examples:
-- A husband and daughter who give me lots of love and support -- and who know exactly when to be sappy and when not to be.
-- A dog (yes, Ms. Allie, I'm talking about you!) who teaches me something every day, and who lavishes love upon me even when I make mistakes.
-- Work that I still enjoy doing, even after nearly a dozen years of doing it.
-- Good health: not just mine, but also throughout the rest of my family (knock on wood).
-- No worries about keeping a roof over my head and good food on the table.
-- My mother, brother and nephew being able to join us this Thanksgiving (assuming they'll survive the day-before-Thanksgiving madness on I-95).
-- Reason to hope for better times, especially after next January 20.