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Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!

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Enjoy the day!

Stove Top Scurvy Commerical is Hilarious

Thanksgiving 2010-In spite of Everything I’m Still Blessed

It is hard to believe it is Thanksgiving. My daughter said the other day this year has flown by. I told her that’s the kind of thing old folks like me say, but it is the truth. I lost my job in July of 2009 and I never would have thought that I would face another Thanksgiving still jobless, but I say in spite of that God has still been good to me. I have my health and my family and tomorrow I will feast on more food than I should eat but it’s holiday, I’ll deal with the consequences Friday. This evening while watching the evening news I heard a story of a 5 star restaurant providing meals to some needy families. They delivered a meal to family that did not have a table to put the food on. Can you imagine not having a table? Something that most people including myself take for granted. The next day that same restaurant had a table and four chairs delivered to that family. It reminded me of the story of the man who complained about his shoes until he saw the man with no feet. It might sound trite but there is real wisdom in the analogy. So tomorrow when you sit down to your table surrounded by family or friends or maybe it’s just you just take a little time to dwell on the good things and say what I will be saying tomorrow, in spite of the challenges I am still blessed. Thanks for reading the blog and tell your friends about it: www.ebonymompolitics.wordpress.com  I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving 2009-Why I am Thankful

This Thanksgiving is different for me. In July I lost my job and have not found a new one yet, but in spite of that I am still very thankful. I am thankful that I have a supportive family and loving friends who have been a constant source of emotional support. I am thankful that my family is healthy and the dreaded swine flu has not stopped by my home. I am thankful that our  extended family will be arriving tonight for the holiday. I am thankful that I have had the opportunity to share my thoughts with you for almost two years. I am thankful that I live in a country that allows me to share my uncensored and unfiltered opinions everyday.  I am also thankful that you take the time to read my blog. I would say God Bless America, but He already has. So I will ask for His continued blessings on all of you, and I will just say Enjoy your Turkey Day and try not to eat too much!

A New Twist on Thanksgiving

Yesterday our church provided dinner to three shelters and an inner city church. We called the event Thanksgiving Takeout-we took the food to the people. The members of our church cooked all the food and brought it to the church for distribution. We did the event on Saturday instead of Thanksgiving because so many churches and organizations offer meals on the holiday, but people are hungry everyday.  At one of the shelters the women were so happy to see us and we all saw ourselves in them. In this difficult economic environment so many people are a couple of paychecks away from being in a shelter. So this holiday season don’t spend so much time lamenting about what you can’t get or reflecting on how good it used to be. Think of doing something for someone other than a family member. We are looking forward to a new president but he can’t do it all, but if all of us commit to help someone this season we will not only help them, we will also be blessed by the experience.

An Interesting Thanksgiving Blessing

Every year after we bless the food we go around the table and say what we are grateful for this year. Today my teenage son said something very interesting and somewhat troubling. He said one of the things he was grateful for is the fact that we are not in bankruptcy.  Fortunately, we are not in that situation and we proceeded to explain that to him, but his thoughts probably are reflective of so many children. Since September all we have heard is bad economic news. Times are so bad it makes me think of the character in The Wiz who said “don’t go bringing me no bad news”. These are difficult days and we as adults have to face this serious issue with serious solutions, but we have to be mindful of our children. No child should have to worry about bankruptcy. Sadly, this is a reality for so many families this year. My hope is the new administration will have some solutions as we go into a new year. We know our children hear the same news that we do but it is our job to offer them reassurance in these difficult days.

This Thanksgiving I am Thankful for…

I am grateful to have a family that loves me and appreciates me even when I am not at my most lovable. I am grateful for a core group of friends that always have my back. I am grateful to live in America a country that offers every citizen incredible opportunities. I am grateful to live in a country that elected Barack Obama. America showed his greatness when they judged a candidate by the “content of his character” not the color of his skin. I am grateful for my faith in God that sustains me in these troubled times. So now I will go and see if the turkey is finally thawed because it is time to start preparing the Thanksgiving feast. I wish everyone a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.

Why Do We Put Our Presidents in a Bubble?

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Being our president is a daunting task. We require people that are willing to commit their whole being to this job. Once the person is elected we begin to isolate them from the people and then we wonder why don’t they understand the needs of the people. When George Bush Sr. was running for president in 1992 while in a grocery store he marveled over the grocery scanners, he had never seen one before. Why would he? The president and the first lady do not run out to the local Giant Food store with a shopping list, but he was criticized and the press said he was out of touch with the people. How can they stay in touch? When Barack Obama was on 60 Minutes a couple of weeks ago he lamented about how he could not even go for a walk without the company of the Secret Service. Today Barack and Michelle Obama visited a food bank in Chicago and also took their daughters. They are trying to let their children know that there are people in our society that are not as fortunate as they are. They also visited a school and one of the kids asked the president elect what was it like to be followed around all the time. Obama said, “I gotta admit, sometimes it’s kinda strange … you just want to go take a walk or go out and ride your bike or something, and you always have someone with you. So you don’t have a lot of privacy and that’s one of the things you have to sacrifice in order to run for president.” I just hope that at some point Barack Obama gets a chance to take a solitary walk, and hopefully keep his Blackberry.