With a still-struggling economy, and a government too paralyzed by partisanship to develop a solution, it’s tempting to say the country has less to be thankful for this year than it did in the last.
This would be a mistake. Whatever our current problems, they’re problems that we, ourselves, may choose to solve. Such a society, where we may stand or fall together based on our own efforts as a people, remains rare in human history, but guarantees that each day entails the promise of a better tomorrow. We have but to act. We should act. Self-determination is a gift, but it’s also one we shouldn’t squander. As a people, we ought to celebrate our ability to work together by doing precisely that. Here’s hoping.