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Nation's Progressives Give Thanks That They Have So Much To Be Angry About This Year

In honor of Thanksgiving week, the nation's progressives have begun to give thanks that they have so much to be angry and offended about this year.

"Thank you, unspecified deity who may or may not exist, for giving us so much stuff to be outraged about," said Staci Walder, 42, of Portland, as she prepared her vegan, kale-wrapped turkey.

"I'm truly humbled that you've blessed me with the Trump presidency, the patriarchy, the laws of economics, and biological facts to rage against."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Many years ago, a very wise person with whom I once studied, made the observation that " a choice", and at 70, that is what I choose.
And another big part of that happiness puzzle is, picking your battles carefully, and fighting them, wisely.

It's not the situations or people you encounter; it's learning to respond, rather than react, to whatever is bugging you. Yes, there is a lot going on which I absolutely abhor; the wars; the tone-deaf ears in the Bowels of Power in DC;, and a world which sometimes seems hell-bent on a very deliberate course of obliteration of this planet.

And yes, I do use this blog sometimes as a "bully pulpit" to express my displeasure, and try to do so as logically and peacefully as possible.

But sometimes you have to honor the good people can do by cooperating with one another, and making good things happen. For example, my new faith community has a program for feeding children in desperate circumstances both at home, and around the world; Mike and I are going to get very much behind this, because we can see that the money used for this program goes precisely where it is intended to go, and not into peoples' wallets.

If you choose only to view the world with upset and despair, it blocks the ability to notice any of the unexpected good or kindness which may be happening, because your eyes are blinded from seeing it, because of looking only through the lense of upset and despair.

We do have a choice here!! :-)