Being Thankful

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For all of the families and individuals affected by Hurricane Sandy, I am thankful folks are beginning to put the pieces back together and that a number of relief efforts have been organized to help those still suffering.

I am thankful the police officer in Philadelphia who used excessive force and punched that woman in the face at a recent Puerto Rican Day parade festival was fired and is being charged accordingly.

That said, I’m also thankful that I know better than to disrespect a city bus driver. (they’ve been beating folks down left and right lately)

Given the Big Bird-PBS funding controversy that came up during the presidential campaign, I am sooooo thankful the term ‘Tickle Me Elmo’ didn’t take on new meaning until AFTER the election.

And finally, I am thankful for my TJMS family and the millions of listeners who, over the past four years, have become family to me. I love you guys!

I’ll leave you with this by French novelist Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr:

“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns… but I am thankful that thorns have roses.”

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