This November News Article may not have a lot to do with firearms and shooting … but it has everything to do with who we are as Americans.
It seems like an eternity now since they have been gone, since the last Thanksgiving we spent together, but the memories and blessings of those times together, and the legacy of the values and beliefs shared are as vivid as this morning’s sunrise. As far back as I can recall my all-time favorite holiday is and always will be Thanksgiving. A time as simple as the first Thanksgiving, a time to be with family and friends … a time to look back and remember, to looking forward and anticipate, a time to look in and evaluate, and a time to look up and simply say “thank you”.
“Thank you” … those two words are among the most important and appreciated in any language. He who does a good deed is often satisfied to simply hear “thank you” as his only reward. It’s too bad the phrase is so underused today, and even less taught.
Some people rarely say thank you, and you wonder what holds them back. We should have developed the habit of expressing our gratitude when we were children. Most people we know probably regard themselves as being thankful, but thankfulness must be expressed and not simply a thought. Giving thanks is much better than just being thankful.
As Americans we should be thankful for all we’ve been entrusted, all the many blessings of life and all of those who today we stand shoulder to shoulder with. This Thanksgiving Day I want to say “Thank You” as today I woke up in America where we have countless liberties and freedoms others only dream of. I want to say “Thank You” to all of those both today and yesterday who have stood up to protect our way of life, many paying the ultimate sacrifice.
I want to say “Thank You” to the multitude of un-sung hero’s across our land … the firefighters and EMT’s, the police and law enforcement officers, our children’s teachers, our doctors and nurses, our pastors and missionaries, our moms and dads, our grand-maws and grand-paws … and the list goes on, to all those who struggle against difficulties and hardships, but through it all continue to do what’s right knowing no one else will ever notice. I want to say “Thank You” to my family and friends whose courage and wisdom continue to inspire and bless my life, and to all those who stand in the gap and kneel at HIS alter.
Every day should be Thanksgiving day, and remember to give the greatest share of credit and praise to the One who made it possible, the Great Benefactor, the Creator and Giver of all blessings … James 1:17 “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above…”
It is my prayer that y’all will have a blessed Thanksgiving, and yes “Thank You Too”
The Bushwhacker (LB)
Come on, you can say it … Thank you.