A phrase I am sure many, many Americans are saying today, as they look around at the remains of the Thanksgiving Feast.
My mom made us go around the table to say what we were thankful for. My sister, M, said, "Mashed potatoes and gravy." She's nineteen, and utterly serious about it (her favorite food ever!). My son said, "The Nintendo Wii." Which he doesn't have yet, and won't for awhile. I said, "Well, I was going to say my son, but since he thinks the Wii is more important than family..." Just kidding! I grabbed, him, hugged him, and said I was thankful for all of my family, but most of all for my son. My parents also said they were thankful for family.
And really, they are the thing in this world that I am most thankful for. No, everything is not perfect, but they have always been there for me.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!