Happy Thanksgiving

happy-thanksgivingThe fourth Thursday in November is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States.   The First Thanksgiving was in 1621 when the pilgrims celebrated the fall harvest. They were thankful for a good crop and partied for three days. They were much younger than I am.

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on things we are thankful for. Health, family, and friends are at the top of the list.

I appreciate the men and women who serve our country in the armed forces.  Also the police, firefighters and emergency workers.  All these people put their lives on the line for us every day.

I’m also thankful for all the great people I’ve met through Bits & Pieces. Quite a few of them I’ve met in person and many more I feel connected to by a kindred spirit.  I’m thankful for my fellow bloggers whom I get many things from to post.  I appreciate contributors to B&P like Mike Firesmith, Mike (from Spain), DJ, Janet, Sandie, Rich, Ron L,. that Gene guy, Ed C, Kevin F, Jaime, Swifty55,   … the list goes on and on.

I appreciate all the regular commenters who make the place much more enjoyable than it would be with just the posts.  We’ve shared blessings and heartbreaks, highs and lows, good and bad.  We’ve discussed, argued, listened and learned other points of view on many topics.  We’ve agreed, disagreed and agreed to disagree on many subjects.  But we still respected one another for the most part.

Thanks to those who have donated to B&P.  Your donations keep Bits & Pieces afloat and show me that you appreciate our little world-wide neighborhood. 

My wish is that you have a good holiday and can spend quality time with those you love and do your best to get along with those who didn’t vote the same way you did.

Happy Thanksgiving!