I wish all of my followers and casual readers a Happy Thanksgiving. With our disease overshadowing our day to day life, it's nice to shift our attention to what we have rather than what we don't have. Thanksgiving means different things to different people. To some, it's merely the day before the largest shopping days of the year, to some it kicks off the Christmas season, many go to Thanksgiving Day parades, it means something to all of us.
For me, Thanksgiving is not about having the biggest, best meal of the year. It's about sharing what you do have with friends and family alike. It's about enjoying a good meal, afterward maybe undoing the top button on your jeans and catching up with what everyone has been doing, because we don't have time to keep up with everyone through the year. Whatever Thanksgiving means to you, I hope you have a happy, safe one.
Here are a few of the things I'm thankful for, in no certain order:
• My family.
• In our current economy, my job is holding up very well.
• I am doing better than I was this time last year.
• I'm thankful for our troops defending out freedom. God bless them and their families.
• Hot tubs!!
• That we have better drug choices to fight RA than 20 years ago.
• That my KTM is repaired and I got in 2 good rides this week.
• For letting me be a part of the RA blog community, a lot of inspiration and support here.
I was going to write about my second ride this week, an adventure ride starting at Oark. I will post that later over the weekend with some great photos. Instead, I ran across this story and I wanted to share it with you. It seems we are losing more and more of our rights every year. This link is about a young boy who was told by school officials that he should not ride his bike to school with an American flag on it, some students were offended ... in America!! Follow the link below, watch the video clip, it's awesome!