Hundreds and thousands of people have fought for equal rights, and I am thankful to them all. Their hard work, sacrifice and struggle brought us here, to a place where my little boy can know who he is and tell me without shame -- and be unaware that shame could even be a factor.
The Journey Through Hallowed Ground partnership has launched an initiative of national significance called the Living Legacy Project to dedicate a tree for each of the more than 620,000 soldiers who died during the American Civil War.
I can't stop thinking about the moment when my Mamina spotted the photo of Mother Soniat and tears filled her eyes at the sight of a woman who had offered her fudge and friendship when she felt alone.
Lloyd Blankfein, I salute you for giving us such a great example of a wealthy powerful man who takes massive government largesse and who wants to slash benefits for the middle class and make them work longer before retirement; our side will be able to use that video well in this debate.
I got a little touch of Thankgiving fever last week. Practice makes perfect.
As we thank God for the many people and their hands that produce our food, we can be thankful for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Fair Food Program. Publix Supermarket needs to hear from us that it is time to change.
Sacrifices will have to be made to put us on a path to fiscal responsibility and sustainability. But making those who are most vulnerable sacrifice the most is morally unacceptable. We need a bipartisan commitment to protect the poor and vulnerable in the fiscal decisions the nation is about to make. The mutual decision to protect the poor and vulnerable would provide the higher ground for a bipartisan commitment to finding common ground for the common good. And that principle would need to be tested by real policy choices that protect the sufficiency of a real safety net in tough economic times, help lift low-income families and children out of poverty, and save lives through effective international assistance around the world. That kind of common cause and common commitment would be a positive and important sign for the health of our nation's political and moral future.
They say it takes a village to raise a child. I'd say that when someone in the village gets cancer, it affects the entire village. It affects everyone we hold dear. Life is precious.
n short, is someone, under the auspices of loving me, going to make me feel utterly unlovable with their judgments?
Thanksgiving became an official holiday under Abraham Lincoln, to bring unity and hope during the Civil War -- a time when families fought each other on the open battlefield.
As we share the table this Thanksgiving with family and friends -- including those hard to stomach -- we must decide to love what unites us more than we hate what divides us.
Thanksgiving marks the start to the holiday season; it also marks the first pangs of the long labor many women endure in order to give the "perfect" holiday to friends and family. Wouldn't it be great to lower the bar?
I love my phone but to be honest, I reached my limit on this technology at a restaurant the other night when six friends took their phones out and placed them face-up next to their plates.
Thankfully, gratitude and appreciation can create their own positive psychophysiological holiday in your body -- without the necessity of a feast. If you find yourself facing Thanksgiving stress this week, remember to bring appreciation into your thoughts and heart.
Families across our nation, east, west, and north, south, red or blue will gather or disperse this Thanksgiving in heightened contemplative mode. Can they converse civilly and charitably with their sister, brother, son or daughter, parent or grandparent about the direction of America?