If you turned on the news today, you would have thought doom and gloom was gripping America. There's a mortgage crisis (a bunch of people who could not afford loans got loans anyway from an over zealous mortgage market-the market will take care of it), high gas prices, crisis' in Iraq and Pakistan (p.s- where winning in Iraq right now) and a stand off with Iraq (most Americans cannot find any of these countries on a map!).
Yikes. My day would be pretty gray too if I listened to this stuff. Frankly, I don't think its that bad. Most Americans are not worried about these things- at least not on Thanksgiving..
But, in reality, most Americans are not letting this "bad news" slow them down! Here's a great story about Thanksgiving 2007.
I don't know about you, but there's always something wrong or needed. If we would pause a bit and look back in our wake, we would all have much to be thankful for this year!
When the Pilgrims held their first thanksgiving, their were a lot of problems in their world too. Click here to read the first Thanksgiving proclamation by Governor William Bradford...