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Happy Thanksgiving

Its Thanksgiving and time to think about things we can be thankful for. One can quickly list friends, family, good health, and the ease of getting the very meal you are eating while chronicling all the good things that are in your life. But if you can’t, I have, with the help of Jim Geraghty over at National Review listed a few things that might not pop to mind between the turkey and the stuffing:

  • Drunk driving rates have hit an all-time low
  • Air travel is getting safer and cheaper
  • High school graduation rates are the highest level ever
  • Teen drug use is down dramatically
  • A third of all American adults have a four year college degree highest level ever
  • There are more job openings than unemployed workers
  • Military causalities in Iraq and Afghanistan are down dramatically in the past five years
  • HIV mortality rate is down in the US by more than 80 percent and the President’s emergency plan for AIDS relief in Africa has saved 14 million lives over the past 15 years
  • With Amazon we can buy most anything, a book movie DVD, toy and the like, and we don’t have to limit ourselves to what a bookstore can have on the shelf.
  • You can self publish a book on Amazon for a pittance.
  • There is a You Tube video that can tell you how to fix anything in your house.
  • Think about how many pictures you take now and don’t have to develop film.

I could go on but you get the drift. A cynic could easily list tons of disasters and problems, but why? You can’t do anything about them. Worry helps no one. But thinking about some of the good things that have been happening, particularly in the toxic political environment in which we find ourselves, can be cathartic.

Try it, you might like it.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from all of us here at Parking Today Media.

JVH

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