Thanksgiving Day thought --

As columnist Jon Carroll has repeatedly pointed out:

Thanksgiving Day doesn't require any religious, nationalistic, ethnocentric, patriotic, or any other pre-condition to celebrate -- just acknowledging an appreciation of and gratitude for the things in your life that are good.*

*(Also having a sort of laissez faire attitude toward the slaughter of turkeys -- there are so many wild turkeys wandering the Oakland Hills, I've come to see them as a particularly amusing form of wildlife and not just as a dip for cranberry sauce and gravy.)

"If the only prayer you ever say is 'Thank you,' that would be enough."
Meister Eckhardt (1260 - 1328)


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