What Are You Thankful For?
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I just wanted to start a thread listing things we are thinkful for. Often, we take the things that make life enjoyable (or ...
November 21st, 2006 09:04 PM
What Are You Thankful For?
I just wanted to start a thread listing things we are thinkful for. Often, we take the things that make life enjoyable (or tolerable) for granted. Prior to this Thankgiving, I had done some reflecting, and listed a few things I am thankful for.
1) I am thankful that I am an American. I am also thankful that I live in a country that, despite what popular media says, is ruled by the people. There are many countries out there that really have it rough. Even in some industralized nations, where the voice of the people is quite limited.
2) I am thankful for the 2nd Amendment, and that I am capable of owning a CHP. There are many people out there, because of choices they've made in the past, that are denied the ability to carry.
3) I am thankful that I am in a loving relationship with a wonderful girl. She understands me and puts up with a lot of my nonsense.
4) I am thankful that I can read and write.
5) I am thankful for having a warm roof over my head, and plenty of food within arms reach (the cause of my ever-growing waistline).
How about you guys?
November 21st, 2006 09:04 PM
November 21st, 2006 09:29 PM
I Am Thankful For...
Health & Family...
After that, things pretty much go way down the list...
"That I cannot do."
"Give this to, uh, Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. After all we're not murderers in spite of what this undertaker thinks."
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NRA Life Member
November 21st, 2006 09:51 PM
My wife , My family ( yea gradnkids are great ) , and my life . all else is fluff .
Make sure you get full value out of today , Do something worthwhile, because what you do today will cost you one day off the rest of your life .
We only begin to understand folks after we stop and think .
Criminals are looking for victims, not opponents.
November 21st, 2006 10:06 PM
Health and family yes - probably #1 for most. I do get irked at age effects but think daily not only that I am thankful for another day but - even my aches and pains are as nothing compared to many folk's problems.
I endorse #1 - I can say for myself tho - I am glad I 'became' an American - proud of it. All is not right - here or anywhere but heck - we have many many things we can be thankful for.
I am thankful also for the 2A and that I can take responsibility for my safety and that of family because I can carry - praise be if I never have to use it.
I give thanks for my dear wife - 2nd time around but I am truly blessed this last six years. She is truly my other half.
I give thanks for my own kids who are settled and producing grand critters.
There are many lesser things to be thankful for also but above all I'd ask anyone to never take anything for granted - savor what you have and cherish it too.
Finally, I give thanks and much thought towards our boys out in foreign parts, whether at war or simply keeping peace. They must be included on our Thanksgiving.
Chris - P95
NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.
"To own a gun and assume that you are armed
is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."
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November 21st, 2006 11:28 PM
I'm thankful that despite advanced MS my wife is still walking, talking and alive.
I'm thankful that my now adult son is a drug free, responsible, hard working man.
I'm thankful that I live in a place in this world that is relatively safe and that I can contribute further to that thanks to the 2nd Am.
I'm thankful that I live in a place where my family and I can eat well and have such a good standard of living compared to so many others, and that I have been able to help many less fortunate than me.
It gets kinda trivial after that....
If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good. ~ Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
November 21st, 2006 11:43 PM
Number one on my list is being thankful for having Jesus Christ as my living savior.
Number two is for my lovely wife of almost 35 years.
Number three is the five great kids we have and now a son-in-law (he owns a great piece of land for deer and other shooting sports)
Number four is thanfulness for being an American.
The rest all sort of run together.
US Army retired (1969 - 1994)
Vietnam 1970 - 1971
November 22nd, 2006 12:22 AM
Definitely the health, love and safety of my wife and children... I would be absolutely lost without them.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft!
-- Theodore Roosevelt --
November 22nd, 2006 01:05 AM
Well the way people are dying off in my family I am thankfull to be alive. 4 family members dead these last 2 years. Age does catch up to you.
November 22nd, 2006 08:55 AM
1 - my wonderful fiance and my family
Everything else is just details
November 22nd, 2006 07:17 PM
1. Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior
2. My beautiful wife of 18+ years and 2 healthy, kind, well adjusted sons. (Who I will be seeing in about a week)
3. That I am an American, and able to serve my country (right now in South Korea)
4. All of my friend and family
5. This forum, where I get to share thought and ideas will like minded individuals.
"No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the Congress is in session."
S&W M&P 40
November 22nd, 2006 07:32 PM
1. My loving wife of 43 years.
2. My three children who are happy and healthy with families of their own.
3. That we are blessed to be Americans living in the best country in the world.
4. The turkey that will be ready to eat about 1:00PM tomorrow.
"Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual change; but this change is not [an improvement]. For everything that is given, something is taken."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
November 22nd, 2006 07:34 PM
Just about everything in my life
That about sums it up.
Wishing you all a peaceful, enjoyable and safe holiday.
PC has become the term for Political Cowardice.
November 23rd, 2006 02:40 PM
1. The Lord for giving me life.
2. My family
3. My friends
November 23rd, 2006 03:13 PM
What are you thankful for?
To me Thanksgiving is the best holiday. I have way too many things to be thankful for.
I am thankful for a very good wife and 3 daughters and one son -- the 3 daughters will be here shortly, along with 6 healthy grandkids.
I am thankful for a very good employer for 34 + years.
I am thankful to live in the United States and to be an American -- I need not go to any other country as there is plenty to enjoy right here.
I am thankful for a Bible believing Baptist church and the many other good Bible believing churches that we have the choice to attend.
November 23rd, 2006 05:08 PM
I am thankful for:
My lovely wife even though she hates guns
and the fact the lord has blessed me as an american.
I have a job to go to every monday
George Washington: "A free people ought to be armed."
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