I love Thanksgiving.
Christmas is awesome. Fourth of July and Memorial Day make my heart swell with pride. Valentine's Day is always special. Easter is amazing. But I think Thanksgiving may be my favorite holiday.
There are no gifts. No cards. No decorations. It is just about family. What's better than getting together with family to share a meal and be thankful for our blessings?
All week on the show we have been discussing the terrible situation in Israel, missiles raining down busses exploding, people dying. I can't imagine living in that environment. Everything you do, from going to work or the grocery store to looking out the window is impacted. I spoke yesterday with a Fox Point father whose son lives in Tel Aviv. As a matter of fact the son lives just a couple of blocks from where a major bus bomb exploded earlier today. I can't imagine how terrifying it would be to have a son or daughter that close to harms way.
It just reaffirms how grateful I am to live in the United States. Is it perfect? No. Are there frustrations? Yes. Is it still the best nation in the world? Absolutely.
On this Thanksgiving I am thankful for the United States. I am thankful for the military that fights to preserve our way of life. I am thankful for my beautiful daughters and wife. I am thankful for my amazing parents and grand parents. I am thankful for the rest of my awesome family and my friends. I am thankful.