It's that time of year again when Americans get together to eat too much food and watch too much football. But as we prepare for the coming holly-craze season, please, let us take a moment to count our blessings as individuals, as a nation, as a people. Remember those less fortunate. Remember those absent from our tables by force or by choice. Remember to include our leaders in our collective prayers, that they may see beyond selfish desires and carry the torch and the burden of freedom and liberty for those they serve. Let us promise one another to strive to be the best we can be and banish our baser instincts that keep us chained to our fears, our prejudices, our misconceptions. Let us open our hearts to the possibility of love, no matter how fleeting the chance may prove, and open our arms to our neighbors, no matter our differences.
And let us not radio that God is on our side, but instead, be concerned if we are on His. We can be a great nation, a generous people, and above all, forgivng individuals, grateful, humble, and free.
Best wishes and all my love and appreciation,