I am thankful for’¦’¦all the people in this big world of ours. I wish I could know them.’¦the few people in this little life of mine. I’m glad I can love them and be loved by them.’¦the teachers who taught me.’¦the students who teach me.’¦public servants who truly serve.’¦barbecue, fried catfish, steak, and fried chicken, and for surprisingly good cholesterol levels.’¦all the amazing things I’ve learned about God, Jesus, and the Bible.’¦the fact that, after over four decades of study, John 3:16 still pretty much sums it up.’¦for Jesus being the Savior we need, not the one we want.’¦for my Good Wife, whom I never have deserved, do not now deserve, and never will deserve, and who doesn’t like it when I say things like that.’¦for my children and grandchildren, who, even if I do someday publish my great novel (I must write it first), will be my greatest legacy.’¦for small churches that faithfully meet to worship, to hear the word proclaimed, and to fellowship, and for the pastors who faithfully show up to preach, teach, and serve.’¦for streaming television services that make it convenient for me to watch all the great programs I would watch if I had time.’¦for one show I have managed to watch’”’Man in the High Castle’’”that offers the necessary reminder that it could indeed happen here.’¦for people who don’t act like they know more than they know.’¦for people who don’t act like they know less than they know.’¦for all I’ve grown past, grown through, and am still’”and always will be’”growing into.’¦for the Beatles. I mean, where would we be without them? Also for Badfinger, the Raspberries, and Grand Funk Railroad. I mean, we’d be fine if none of them ever existed, but I sure like them, so I’m glad they did.’¦for National Public Radio, which is more informative and educational than all the television news channels combined.’¦for our Sleep Number bed. Right now, I’m a 70.’¦for all of you who read the words I write and think about them a little bit. I am truly grateful.