American Elephants


Be Thankful! by American Elephant
November 24, 2011, 2:23 pm
Filed under: Freedom, History, Religion | Tags: ,

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I am thankful for the health and well-being of my family and loved ones.

I am thankful that I am alive, happy, and retain all my necessary organs and appendages.

I am thankful that I am blessed to live in the United States of America — truly the greatest nation on Earth — where we still remain free.

I am thankful for the Pilgrims, the colonists, our founding fathers, and thankful that I know liberal revisionist history is codswallop.

I am thankful that after progressives took full control of the elected branches, the American people threw them back out again as soon as humanly possible in the biggest electoral landslide in 75 years.

I am thankful that I am blessed with everything I need: food, drink, warmth, heat, light, clothing and healthcare, and many comforts above and beyond that which I require.

I am deeply thankful for my neighbors; good people and good friends who are facing very difficult times.

I am thankful for our armed forces who keep us safe at great peril and sacrifice.

I am thankful for the wisdom I gain every day from others.

I am thankful for all of our readers.

I am thankful for fresh apple cider, thick socks and down pillows.

I am thankful that I have more blessings than I can count here.

And I am thankful that there is a God in Heaven who loves us, and has blessed each and every one of us, no matter our circumstances, in different ways, and blessed us all in the same way, through His Son, our Lord and savior Jesus Christ, to whom I am thankful for everything.

Happy Thanksgiving!



Why Is This a Thanksgiving Tradition? by The Elephant's Child

Thanksgiving traditions:  Every year the media announces the rise in the cost of the Thanksgiving dinner, with special focus on the per pound cost of the turkey, and how it has been affected by inflation.  That is followed by the rise in the cost of Thanksgiving travel by car or air, a discussion of how crowded airports are, miserable highway traffic and a weather report — preferably hazardous.

Why do they do this?  Thanksgiving is supposed to be a happy time of family traditions, football rivalries, and gratitude for the blessings of the year. So here comes the news guy who has to work on the holiday and miss dinner?  Or is he the fellow who just got divorced and has no place to go?  Why is he trying to spoil the day for the rest of us?  I find it a little — odd!




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