Probably not. Like the Pilgrims, we live in uncertain times with our fates and those of our children not entirely in our own hands. But there is much for which we should be thankful.
As we look around the world, we see governments that regard freedom as an enemy. For all our faults, ours is a free country. We can disagree with our government and raise a ruckus about it if we choose. That alone makes us worthy beneficiaries of the Pilgrims’ hopes, dreams and aspirations.
We set aside one day each year to give thanks for what we have, which is quite a lot. We’re not only talking about our prodigious food production, but also our freedoms.
Edward Winslow’s wish is ours for the rest of the world as we give thanks this year: “We often wish you partakers of our plenty.”