I’m so glad for the celebration we’ll have tomorrow. There are so many things on any given day that I really, truly am grateful for — but I just forget. On some days, I might even make you think (shame on me) that my life is only worthy of complaint. That is a sad, pathetic way to live, and so I’m thankful for Honest Abe, who put “Thanksgiving” in my daily planner once a year. And I’m thankful for Bradford and company, who showed by example that an attitude of gratitude is just that — an attitude. You can either complain that all you’ve got is corn, or you can thank God that you’ve survived on corn.
And for what it’s worth, I think this day is worth decorating for, preparing for, and not rushing into Christmas for. Hooray for Mayflowers and freedom, for food and family, and for God and His guidance.