Booking Through Thursday: Thanksgiving

Booking Through Thursday, November 27, 2008
“Today is Thanksgiving here in the U.S.
Now, you may have noticed that the global economy isn’t exactly doing well. There’s war. Starvation. All sorts of bad, scary things going on.
So–just for today–how about sharing 7 things that you’re thankful for?
This can be about books, sure–authors you appreciate, books you love, an ode to your public library–but also, how about other things, too? Because in times like these, with bills piling up and disaster seemingly lurking around every corner, it’s more important than ever to stop and take stock of the things we’re grateful for. Family. Friends. Good health (I hope). Coffee and tea. Turkey. Sunshine. Wagging tails. Curling up with a good book.
So, how about it? Spread a little positive thinking and tell the world what there is to be thankful for.”

Oh, I could write a book about this one…

Many USers [my term for citizens of the United States of America, instead of “Americans”] have little concept of the richness and security of their lives compared to the citizens of the rest of the planet. I never want to take anything for granted. Choosing only seven things is difficult, but just for today, here are my choices:

1. The Constitution of the United States of America

2. The men and women who have given their lives (and limbs, eyes, minds, etc.) through the years to defend #1. Every single one of them.

3. I am a USer and live under #1, thank God (which I’m allowed to do, thanks to #1).

4. I live in a real house with electricity and hot running water, both of which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

5. Migraine medicine and the research that made it possible

6. I can afford #5

7. My husband, who makes everything worthwhile

© Jan McClintock of We Need More Shelves

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