Sometimes I feel a little bad about pointing out flaws in the USA all the time, even though that's the nature of a blog composed of American political topics. So it is a personal pledge--and a prayer--that I must remember to have gratitude for the many blessings which God has given to me. And those blessings are indeed from God and are the benefit of His Grace. Otherwise this day is merely the designated turkey-consumption day and nothing more.
Check this out: have we in First World ever considered how blessed we are to have one "simple" thing?
Sometimes when I am washing dishes or taking a hot shower, I reflect on something that even the poor have in this country: hot and cold running water. I don't know if having one parent who is from the Third World makes me think about this more or not. I do know that it's one of the reasons I'm happy to be an American.
(One can probably guess that guys and some girls who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan are more acutely aware of the total awesomeness of a hot shower as well. Speaking of them: Let’s Say Thanks.)
Lack of fresh flowing hot and cold water has spread death in many cultures, so this issue is not trivial. So today, when I'm washing the Thanksgiving Day dishes by hand, I will be grateful. I pray that you who are reading find something for which to thank God as well.