Tomorrow is one of my favorite holidays of the year, Thanksgiving. I will not post a big appreciation; I’ll let the kommandant of Babalu do that as is his right. But I do want to say that as we celebrate this holiday, remember how unique in the world it is to set aside one day to say “thank you.”
Thanks to my parents and grandparents who left Cuba escaping Communism with nothing but their will and built a life for me and my sister. Our kids exist because of their courage and determination.
And a big thanks to America for taking us in. No other country in the world is as generous and giving as ours. I know you read (and hear and see) a lot of negative crap in the media written by spoiled, over-indulged, over-educated buffoons. Don’t pay attention to any of it. We are the greatest country in the world. Give thanks tomorrow that you are living in it.
Read this very nice appreciation of Thanksgiving in today’s Miami Herald titled “Forget Yuca: it’s potatoes and a heap of thanks” written from a Cuban American perspective by the normally acidic Ana Menendez.
Thank you all.