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Had an exceptionally good day today, and it got me to thinking philosophically I guess. We always do a thanksgiving dinner at work on the wednesday before thanksgiving, and that's when we give out christmas bonuses as well. The techs and office manager worked till lunch while I fried up my wife's handmade eggrolls back in the warehouse. Had everyone's kids there except ours, spouses and even one grandma, all showed up around 12:30 and ate a crazy amount. Cooked 117 eggrolls in an hour or so with two woks going, gave a dozen or so to the contractor we share a parking lot with, set aside a couple dozen to take for our sons who are coming to visit, and all the rest were either eaten at lunch or taken home with people. Other people brought a bunch of other stuff as well, from desserts to Lo Mein to hibachi vegetables to 'death by chocolate' cake. Generally the funnest work day of our year, and this year was especially good. Sent everyone home three hours early, and I'm about to head home myself; all of us taking both thursday and friday off, other than one tech being on call if needed. Not sure if I'll accomplish anything or be a total bum this afternoon, but I'm rooting for total bum.

As crazy & crappy as the last couple years have been, it's easy to forget about being intentionally and consciously thankful. But my wife is still mostly up & around now, more than a year longer than the doctors told us she would have. Our business is going okay, our people are doing good, our sons are gainfully employed, and I'm on the tail end of recovering from the foot surgeries I had this year. And even the poorest 5% of people in America are still in the top 5% richest people on the planet; so we really should remember to be truly grateful for a lot of things. Things aren't perfect, but they're definitely better than they could be, and we're much more fortunate than a lot of the world is.
 

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Happy thanksgiving, up North we had ours last month. It turned out pretty good, most of the politicians cancelled lockdowns that the population was planning on ignoring anyway.
 
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Happy Thanksgiving Day! I'll probably be up visiting a friend's family later tonight.
But yeah it's unfortunately easy to forget how good we have it here.

I just remembered a comment about our "poor" here in the USA I read in a book about the USMC in the invasion of Iraq. One PFC said "man everyone needs to come to a place like this (Iraq) this is real poverty. Hell even most our poor are fat as ****!"

Yeah some perspective is in order.😁
 

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Happy Thanksgiving Day! I'll probably be up visiting a friend's family later tonight.
But yeah it's unfortunately easy to forget how good we have it here.

I just remembered a comment about our "poor" here in the USA I read in a book about the USMC in the invasion of Iraq. One PFC said "man everyone needs to come to a place like this (Iraq) this is real poverty. Hell even most our poor are fat as ****!"

Yeah some perspective is in order.😁
Isn't that the truth!
 

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...it's unfortunately easy to forget how good we have it here.
+1. I don't mind being spoiled and despite what the leftards would prefer, I don't feel any guilt over it either. It would just be a nicer place if more people recognized it and appreciated it. I'm not a world traveler by any stretch, but the few places I've visited have made me very grateful that this is where I was born. Life definitely has its sucky moments and aspects, but 'sucky' in north america isn't generally at the same level of sucky as they have in a lot of places.
 
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Yeah, I've not traveled outside the United States. But between family and people I've talked to who either immigrated here or were here on student or work visas I get a good idea. Or reading of other people's experiences.
 
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