I am thankful for the many wonderful opportunities for a dignified life that our government (in collaboration with non-profits and private social entrepreneurship) constantly works to afford its citizens. On this day, I try to always remember to be thankful for the privilege of living in such a nation when the majority of the world’s people find themselves in nations whose government (for whatever reason) are unable to offer their people constant access to the basic needs for a dignified life: safety, clean food and water, shelter, job opportunities, etc. We truly are a blessed people, and may we never forget our brothers and sisters around the world that struggle everyday for the basic needs: be them within our own communities or overseas in another community. I am thankful for a conscious responsibility to others within an ever greater interconnected world. Happy Thanksgiving!