Happy Thanksgiving!

On Thanksgivings past, my kids would call me the “gratitude gestapo” because I insisted on going around our bountiful table and making everyone say what they were thankful for.

I’m not sorry.

I’m aware that I am incredibly lucky to buffered against many of the very real problems that others face–problems that are so often the subject of discussion and concern here.

So I’m going to spend today being grateful–for my health, my endlessly supportive husband and our wonderful children and children-in-laws, for our extended family, and for all of you who are kind enough to visit this blog read my daily diatribes.

Happy Thanksgiving! (I’ll be back to my grumpy self tomorrow…)


  1. Thank you, Sheila. I am grateful for you and your other readers whose perspectives enhance mine.

  2. I am very grateful that Sheila Kennedy has been spreading thoughtful goodness in Indiana for all these years.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving!

    It’s time to enjoy the gifts of the harvest and be grateful for what the Universe has provided.

    In other words, ignore the commercialization and focus on what matters. Thanks, Sheila for allowing us a place to share with each other on a daily basis. Enjoy your family!

  4. Rarely do I comment, but I read daily. Thanks so much for your informed, enlightened, and thoughtful emails which I look forward to reading.

  5. Thankful for our freedoms and truth-seekers!

    “It occurred to me …that our penchant for directing an endless stream of criticism at ourselves is one of our best corrective mechanisms, and is in many ways, an expression of idealism. We expect more of ourselves than the people of most nations, and we still cling to the belief that aspirations and realities can be shaped into a union of realized values.” David Lamb, A Sense of Place

  6. One of Hoosier’s finest! Thank YOU for educating me and all that visit.
    May your blessings be numerous all year round.
    Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃

  7. Count me as another faithful reader who is thankful for you, Sheila, this blog, and all the commenters on it.

  8. Thank you for the educated, thoughtful, and thought-provoking ideas you express in this blog.
    I’m grateful, as well, for the commentators.

  9. magats are blaming the high cost f turkeys on Biden’s attempt to destroy Thanksgiving. He isn’t having much luck at it. Like the war on Kristmuss.

    If you celebrate, enjoy it. If you don’t, enjoy that.

  10. You, and your blog, are high on my list of things I am grateful for. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  11. You are one point about which I am grateful. When I think I can no longer take the morass of mediocrity and nonsense I see around me, your words and observations put my attitude into a better place. We are called to do as much as we can for as long as we can. Thank you for your life and example. God bless you and yours.

  12. Thank you Shiela for providing us with a place to voice our concens about our great experiment in democracy. I am grateful that I will spend Thanksgiving with my “family of choice” today. Like you we go around the table and share a few things for which we are grateful.

    I am also so grateful to the nurse who sent me a chat on Facebook. I helped him 10 years ago with getting into monitoring for substance use per the Board’s directive, and much to my amazement, he still remembers me. He is still sober and is now becoming a Psych Nurse Practitioner.

    Happy Thanksgiving to one and all. I will put my gratitude into action with donations next Tuesday.

  13. Grateful is full of great. Don’t wait for Thanksgiving. Always be it. Even when in despair there are those other things that are still great.

  14. I don’t comment often, but echo the many comments already made this morning. I am grateful for Sheila’s daily insights and those of the many thoughtful people who contribute their comments.

  15. Sending Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you and your family! And thank you for your always wise words here! You bring common sense and light to the rest of us – thank you!

  16. Thanks for all the good work you do, Sheila. Your commitment, stamina, and voice of sanity are so appreciated. Happy Thanksgiving.

  17. I am grateful that my Freshman English teacher at Arlington High School, that would be Sheila Kennedy, never allowed fragmented sentences, run on sentences and sentences to end with a preposition. I am a grateful that this same person relentlessly puts our feet to the fire on issues, big and small.

  18. Thank you for being a gift to us all, bringing knowledge, perspective and insight into seemingly impossible chaotic events . Enjoy your family and remember how much your daily blog means to so many.

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