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Old 11-20-2012, 11:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So here we are. Thanksgiving week and taking time to slow down and reflect on things we have to be thankful for: Our Freedom, the people, places and things is our lives, etc.

What is something a bit out of the ordinary that you are thankful for? Not just your bike, your job, your girl, or your X-Box.... But, something really special or different.

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Old 11-20-2012, 01:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My 1.5 year old boy and the fact that I will be a father again in April. Nothing can compare to fatherhood.
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That my wife survived breast cancer in 1996!

Oh ya, and that I've survived three motorcycle accidents
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Both Great Posts to give thanks to.

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My three kids and how lack of trouble they are. They listen, obey, respect others, and are very aware of mom and dads budget I.e. My 12 YOA daughter left a note for Toothy the tooth fairy last week " Could you help me get a guitar for Christmas my mom and dad are going through budget problem..". Wow thanks to my stay at home wife for this.


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My three kids and how lack of trouble they are. They listen, obey, respect others, and are very aware of mom and dads budget I.e. My 12 YOA daughter left a note for Toothy the tooth fairy last week " Could you help me get a guitar for Christmas my mom and dad are going through budget problem..". Wow thanks to my stay at home wife for this.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That we are still a CHRISTIAN nation irrespective of what the current occupant of the White House says. Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a day of Thanksgiving in the Year of Our Lord 1863 for our whole nation as follows:

Transcript for President Abraham Lincolnís Thanksgiving Proclamation from October 3, 1863

By the President of the United States A Proclamation

The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature that they cannot fail to penetrate and even soften the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God.
In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign states to invite and provoke their aggressions, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere, except in the theater of military conflict; while that theater has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.
Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defense have not arrested the plow, the shuttle, or the ship; the ax has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege, and the battlefield, and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.
No human counsel hath devised, nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.
It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American people. I do, therefore, invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens. And I recommend to them that, while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners, or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation, and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United Stated States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington, this third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty-eighth.
Abraham Lincoln
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I would just like to add that Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Day Proclamation is just as valid today as it was over a hundred years ago, especially the last part concerning repentance and prayer to bring healing to our nation and a return to God's moral values that He not deal with us according to our sins.
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