THANKS!Submitted by dexterszyd on Thu, 11/25/2010 - 12:06
Today is Thanksgiving.
My family is in Mumbai India, Kuwait City Kuwait, Portland OR Miami FL, Baraboo WI and the Upper Penninula of MI. The rest of us will celebrate in a suburb of Detroit MI.
But now I am starting to think about what I just said...My family is much larger than just that. My family is here too on the Daily Paul. That means the geographical list is a lot deeper and more widespread than just what mentioned above.
It has been a rough year year for me business wise and is easy to point out the negatives. I am also surrounded by a ton of bad news in the world that is always reinforcing that heavy weight on my shoulders.
So now that I am here with my family I would like to share with you as we do with our immediate family the things I am thankful for...
I am thankful for life! I am alive and well. My perspectives have changed since I met you. I used to cherish and strive for more material satisfactions. I was always looking to improve my status. I have converted my ways since I met you.
I was once a cigar smoker that ate unhealthy got little exercise and had a mountain of debit buying things I could not afford to make myself appear wealthy in the eyes of those I thought were my friends.
It was the education from this site and the Ron Paul movement that changed me. For that ...I am thankful.
It was YOU my family that showed me the value of real money, It was YOU that enlighten me of the dangers in our food. It was YOU that opened my eyes to the wool over my face and helped me pull off the hood of deceit.
From this family I learned the truth of many historical lies I have been taught. You forced me to look deep within and ask the hard questions.
As a result I examined every inch of my life and have made an effort to change my ways. I make more time for my wife and kids, I have become a vegetarian, I gave up all those nasty cigars, I took up running and weight lifting and plan to run my first marathon this April, and I have started to read more and explore more.
I have YOU to thanks for this! You saved my life....
Here is my short list of other things I am thankful for:
I am thankful for Life
I am thankful for my family, wife and kids
I am thankful I have food to eat and clothes to wear and to be able to provide for my family
I am thankful for the ability to learn and the knowledge I have gained.
I am thankful for Ron Paul who cares about us enough to put it all on the line
I am thankful for those of our forefathers that died giving us the foundation in our Constitution for which we fight our battles.
I am thankful to be part of this community for without it I may have lost my way...
as my Pottawatomie friends will say:
" e'jiyawuk "
(That's the way things are)
Have a Happy Thanksgiving....