My favorite social media site today reminded me that it's both No Shave November, and Thankful November. While I might be a little absent minded about shaving at times, I don't think I want to earn Yeti Legs as a nickname. I won't be participating in NSN. However, I think coming up with a daily reason to be thankful is a fantastic idea, and one I'd like to attempt.
For day one, I would like to express my gratitude to the people who have scoffed in the face of those who would tell them that a single person can't change the world. I would like to humbly shake the hand of those who have seen injustice and not left it to someone else to speak up. While I might not agree with all of their methods, that conviction and fortitude is enviable. Thank you to Salk, Schindler, Martin Luther, Gandhi, Malcolm X, Sanger, Ride, and Pope Francis, just to name a few. I aspire to your heights, but the vertigo just looking at it from here makes my knees weak. It will be a journey, regardless of how far down the path my two feet and one mouth take me.
If you would like to read all the posts from one starting page, here is a complete list.
Day Two - Curiosity
Day Three - Domesticated Animals