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It's that time of year we reflect on our humble little lives and give thanks for all the things we hold near and dear to our hearts.
We eat too much and watch a lot of sporty type games. We argue with Uncle Harold about politics and religion and then we all settle back for a huge dinner topped with a piece or two of Aunt Lucy's yummy pumpkin pie.
Then as we sit around all bloated and asking ourselves why on earth we ate so much...
we talk about why Stewart isn't married yet and why Gwen hasn't gotten that promotion and why Marge is such a bi*ch.
At the end of the evening we go about gathering up our coats and hats as we head for the door on our long way home. We curse the traffic and the weather and swear that next year we will make some excuse not to join in the festivities and vow to join a gym.
But here's the thing...no matter how much we whine and moan about it all, there is something about this time of year that makes us better people. If only for a few weeks.
We smile a little easier, we give a little more to others and for all intents and purposes we are a little happier with the world in general.
For those few weeks we see the better part of people and we are better people and the world is a better place.
Wouldn't it be great if this year we could manage to make it last a little bit longer than for those few weeks in November and December...wouldn't that be something?
In the wake of the BREXIT vote in the United Kingdom, people took to wearing a safety pin to show their solidarity with refugees and immigrants...so that without a word people could see their safety pin and know that you were a friendly face and that they were 'safe' with you.
Now it seems to be time to wear a safety pin here if you would like to show your solidarity with anyone who feels threatened, scared or uncertain about their place in this country.
Find yourself a safety pin and wear it proudly to let people know that you are a friendly face.
That they are safe with you and you stand by them.
In the movie Spiderman, Uncle Ben tells Peter Parker "with great power comes great responsibility".
Then there is the Big Bang version.
Truer words have never been spoken, especially as they pertain to our new President elect.
We can only hope that Donald Trump and those with which he surrounds himself heed these words.
As we try to rationalize and understand what our country is going to be in the wake of this election what we know for certain is that we MUST work together to try to heal the deep divisions that exist and to face the coming challenges for the sake of us all.