Above Photo: Artwork featuring infant sneakers on a canvas creating the American flag.

My head is spinning as I think about the events of this week. This year’s American presidential election has provided such an astonishing drama beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. No matter which candidate people have voted for, I am pretty sure most Americans are a bit apprehensive and have some serious concerns. Myself, included.

But when I stopped to think about what I am thankful for this week, I have to say I am thankful for my country. I am thankful for America. I am thankful that I have the opportunity to vote for our country’s leaders especially the president. I am thankful for the freedom that our country’s founders established on July 4th, 1776 and that has been protected by the sacrifices of countless lives through the generations until now.

I am reminded of a song from the Broadway musical Hamilton. The song, “The Greatest City in the World” speaks of New York City which in the play represents all America.

“Look around, look around, how lucky we are to be alive right now. History is happening…”

How lucky I am to be alive right now. How lucky I am to be an American.


What are you thankful for?