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Thanksgiving: Celebrating the Goodness in All

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Celebrating: Goodness in All

Franklin D.Roosevelt, on October 31,1939, signed a presidential proclamation fixing the Thanksgiving holiday to the last Thursday in November. He standardized the holiday's date when he signed a joint resolution of Congress, on December 26, 1941 changing the national Thanksgiving Day from the last Thursday in November to the fourth Thursday. The holiday continues on each year on as prescribed. 

This holiday's recognition continued through wars, a presidential assassinations, internal and external political protests, terrorists' bombings and random, senseless shootings. We prepare this week to sit with our family and friends and give thanks. 

Yes, turbulence exists and madness seems to reign relentlessly throughout solid institutions. Yet, we need to remember our willingness some 80 years after FDR's first proclamation to give thanks. 

Give some thought about thankfulness this year. The litany includes health, jobs, food, the ability to speak ou…