timely quote

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.

Theodore Roosevelt

Thursday, November 27, 2008

What am I thankful for?

I lost my three remaining Grandparents this year, and while I miss them every day, I have so many things to be thankful for.

I am thankful that I had so many years to enjoy my Grandparents' company.
I am thankful that I have both my parents.
I am thankful that I have a wonderful wife of almost 18 years.
I am thankful that I have two wonderful teenagers (yes, really)
I am thankful that I have a strong and independent sister.
I am thankful that I have a job.
I am thankful that I enjoy that job.
I am thankful that I have friends I enjoy spending time with.
I am thankful that I don't have to cook the entire Thanksgiving meal this year.

I am thankful that I have so may things to be thankful for, that I can't remember them all.

What are you thankful for?

Update: I'm thankful that the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade got Rickrolled by the Foster's Home float. That's awesome.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Terrorists targeting westerners in Mumbai

From FoxNews

Estimates of the dead range from 50-100, but the most common number right now is 80. Reports say that the Muslim Terrorists (FoxNews) or gunmen (CNN) are targeting westerners. Some of them were heard yelling to find out who had British or American passports.

As I sit in my living room reading the story of terror in India it occurs to me how much I have to be thankful for.

Those injured or dead, and their families, are in my prayers. God keep you and protect you in that foreign land.