This Canadian Gives Thanks:
All, especially those of us who lucked out and were born in the early 40’s and never had to go to war, have plenty to be thankful for. We were around to have kids and maybe marry someone nice. Or not. Our choice.
I do not thank A god for this good fortune. neither do I take any credit for being obedient enough to deserve this special favour. I do, however thank the two gods without whom I, and my species, would not exist: Old Sol and Mommy Earth. Those are the only absolutely necessary “good guys.”
Of course, I can appreciate that they aren’t that smart, like in all-knowing and in punishing us for our sins, which necessitates keeping some sort of ledger. A shrinking few among us would consider them kinda lazy.
They’re laid back. They provide us with solar energy and photosynthesis and don’t ask a lot in return.
So, thanks Old Sol and Mommy Earth. You did good – and still do.
Now it’s up to us to deserve our good fortune. And not by fighting dirty to keep it.