I hope that you are too busy preparing for a grateful Thanksgiving with relatives and friends to have time to read a long Musing. We are looking forward to welcoming two of our grandchildren (5 and 8) from out-of-town who will remain with us for the weekend after joining us for a Thanksgiving feast at the home of gracious friends.
Like many Jews around the globe, I utter a formal prayer of thanks for the privilege of living another day as soon as I open my eyes every morning. Additionally, I have also been trying to highlight one aspect of my day for which I am grateful before going to bed at night.
I would like to share three events in my life from the past week that illuminate why I am so grateful and humbled to live in this wonderful country. My Musings often focus on problems, but I do believe that the number of Americans whose values I share is still larger than the number whose values I see as dangerous. That’s why I am optimistic about this country continuing to flourish as a beacon of goodness around the world.