I am extremely thankful for probably all of the reasons listed above but especially so this year and that special bit of thankfulness is that I'm still alive when by all rights, I shouldn't be.
I am also thankful for all those who in any way, form, shape or manner have given of themselves or their treasure for those terribly unfortunate souls who continue to suffer the results of the recent superstorm. The universal uniting of the citizens of this country to help one another, especially during times of trial, was one of the reasons de Tocqueville wrote of his stunning impressions of and love for this country. A world traveller, he in effect wrote that the new United States was unparalleled in this regard. It remains so today.
NCL Epic 2012, Eastern Caribbean
Explorer of the Seas 2009, Eastern Caribbean
Explorer of the Seas 2007, Eastern Caribbean
Explorer of the Seas 2006, Eastern Caribbean