Talking turkey

Ordinarily we use this editorial space to grouse about what’s going wrong (see above), and we’re not about to change that just because it’s Thanksgiving. So here’s what we have to say on the subject: We Americans aren’t thankful enough. In fact, we’re a nation of whiners.

After all, here we are, living in the wealthiest country in history, and what do we do? We complain. The rich are getting richer and the middle class is losing ground, we moan. The cost of gas is too high. Health care is through the roof. Housing costs are impossible. And Iraq? Don’t even go there.

All true, perhaps, but enough already. It’s Thanksgiving. Time to forget all that stuff for a while. Time to see the world as it really is, a pretty darned good place to be alive. Take a deep breath and relish the simple act of breathing. Remember the people you love and who have loved you. Be grateful for the Earth that keeps on providing and the people who work to bring you food. Be grateful for your ancestors, who built this nation, with its rights and freedoms and opportunities, for you to live in.

Ourselves, we’re grateful for all of that, and for our readers and advertisers, who enable us to do this work we enjoy so much. Happy Thanksgiving to all.