Years ago I read the story of a poor little boy growing up in a war torn foreign country, perhaps Jugoslavia or Ukraine. He had never even seen an orange, only heard of them. One Christmas he was gifted one. His amazement caused him to hold it close, even sleeping with it. Sadly, it spoiled before he ate it. His siblings warned him, but his dream-come-true wouldn't allow him to eat his marvelous gift.
When I think of the story I think of how much we have to be thankful for in why our country was founded, and of the opportunities it has given us to share with so many others. Though imperfect, a genuine Republic is something to cherish and hold on to. Remembering the original intent is important. Giving thanks to God for His mercies is crucial. Everyone filling their Thanksgiving celebrations with true gratitude that is rooted in the truth of our founding would make it perfect!