Giving Thanks. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Line On Agriculture.
Well here it is again. Thanksgiving Day is upon us. Where did the year go? It seems like we just finished the last of the leftovers from last years feast and here it is again. Before you know it, Christmas, New Years and then we start all over again. Lately, I have been reflecting over the past year and of course my whole life and have come up with my list of things I’m thankful for.
1. America. Even with all the political upheaval and high prices, it’s still the land of the free and the home of the brave.?2. My Ancestors. Without even realizing it, they made me what I am today.?3. Laborers. Whether you are tilling the soil or running a factory this land would come to a stand still without your daily toil. That includes my boss for giving me this job.?4. My Family. They are my world. Who else would put up with me??5. Law Enforcement, Fire fighters & EMT. My hats off to your service. I couldn’t do it.?6. Our Service Men & Women. God bless each and every one of you.
That’s my big 6 most thankfuls. The list could just keep going and I don’t mean to slight anyone. Each and every person I come in contact with has some impact on my life. Some good, others not so good.
When I think back to that first Thanksgiving dinner and what it really must have been like, I have to smile. These were people who were trying to survive in a whole new world and to live in harmony with people who were not sure what to expect from these outsiders. Is that so much different from our modern day world?
Remember, it’s not about how big the turkey is or how many kinds of dessert there are. It would be a day of thanks with a can of tuna. Take a few moments this year to sort out those things that really mean the most, like family and friends.
And speaking of friends, I want to personally wish each and every one of you a wonderfully Happy Thanksgiving. Now would someone please pass the cranberry sauce?
That’s today’s Line On Agriculture. I’m Greg Martin on the Northwest Ag Information Network.