Happy Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for?

In the United States today, its Thanksgiving, a day based, supposedly, on the Pilgrims celebrating their harvest. Typically it is celebrated with family and friends, and folks come from out of town to be with parents/kids and remind themselves how good life can be. In these uncertain times, I think we all need this, and need to celebrate with our families. This year, we are getting together with my side of the family in Tennessee, after not really seeing each other for 3 years (we had to cancel last year).

So what are you thankful for?

For me, it’s a variety of things:

  1. I’m thankful for my good health, and the good health of everyone in my family. We’ve had friends who have lost loved ones this year (non-Covid) but luckily our families have been ok.
  2. I’m thankful for the fact that we are both still gainfully employed, earning money that helps further enhance our FI position. While we are “financially independent” we’ve chosen to continue to work at this time.
  3. I’m thankful for the friends we have, and the hobbies/crafts that we enjoy with them. As we transition to retirement, these are the areas that are going to keep us involved and active.
  4. I’m thankful for the fact that I live in the US. While it has a lot of problems, there are a tremendous number of reasons to rejoice in the opportunities the country provides, and the people that inhabit it. We really are blessed in this regard.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

Mr. 39 Months

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