Taking time during the most hectic part of the year to reflect on people we take for granted.
The people who operate shelters for the homeless
Those who give their time to work at "kitchens" to feed the less fortunate
Anyone who organizes food drives, and all who contribute
Workers helping handicapped patients, regardless if the infirmity is physical or mental
Families who will take in a child in trouble
Regular folk who take time from their busy schedule to help build or rehab housing
Moms and Dads who lead scout troops
Anyone who donates their time to 4H
Folks working/running large farms, for the hard work they do to put food on our table
Folks running small farms organically, whether certified or not, because they believe in it
Our troops and national guard, all of them, wherever they are
Parents who help at their childrens' schools
School crossing guards who make sure our children get to school safely
All the volunteers who stand out by the red kettle in the cold, wet, snowy weather to ring the bell and thank US for our donation
I'm sure you can think of ones I haven't listed. This year please keep them all in your thoughts when you give thanks.