On his national television show on Saturday, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee talked about a trip he took to Rwanda. The trip was a b-partisan effort to gather information and raise the dialogue regarding Rwandan aid. With Huckabee, amongst others, were former Senators Bill Frist and Tom Daschle and current Obama transition Chief John Podesta.
Huckabee’s monologue was stirring in that he related their experiences there to our own lives here in the United States. Here we are worried about high gas and energy prices, about the cost of food, about clean air and water. There they don’t even dream about needing gas for a car or oil to heat a home, they can’t even think about buying as much food as they need, and they have no choice but to drink the water as it is.
We are truly blessed in this country and there is no question most of us don’t take enough time to be thankful for what we do have. We are living in what is, for us, tough economic times. Signs are it could get worse before it gets better. This may be for some, one of the hardest Thanksgiving Days on which to be truly grateful. Yet all of us have plenty in our lives for which we should be thankful, even today.
The Source is thankful for the free and open dialogue which exists and allows us to post our thoughts each day. We are thankful for the democratic system which allows a choice to voters. We are thankful for a free market economy which rewards innovators and risk takers. And we are thankful that our nation is safer and stronger, providing a security for our dialogue, our democracy and our economy.