Yet there is still plenty for which to give thanks. Anyone needing an accounting of those blessings need only look around the dinner table. The happy chatter of children, the excited talk among adults. The dreams and wishes that float through the air like balloons -- each is a gift from above.
To be sure, all is not roses these days. Our political leaders have fallen short as the economy has fallen flat.
Yet we do give thanks -- for family and friends, and for a great nation that will soon rise again.
In the tradition of the Pilgrims and their Native American neighbors, let us give thanks this week for those and other blessings too numerous to count.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.