Despite all of our griping we do have much to be thankful for.
I fully agree. When compared to the situations in so many other areas around the world, we have it pretty good in the US, even if it is declining. I do wish the original inhabitants of this land were in a position to celebrate the day as well, though. Still, we will spend this day focusing on what we DO have, both in the way of material possessions as well as opportunities.