Well, this year, compared to most years, has Royally Sucked Ass. Financially, personally and for other reasons, it has been, shall we say, a less than stellar year ( I am sure that I am not alone in this sentiment).
Having said that, I am very thankful for my life. I live in a country where, despite recent developments, I still enjoy a relatively great deal of freedom. I have a country which is, mostly, still under the rule of law, with the protections that our Constitution provides, against both the Government and it's minions, and my fellow citizens. I am thankful for the security and safety that the Military and the Police provide.
I have my home, my possessions, all of which are mine (debt free), and relatively free of the threat of theft or confiscation.
I am thankful for my friends and family, and their support.
My life is, actually, pretty good. I'd bet that 75% or more of the people in the world would gladly trade their problems for mine. When one considers the Big Picture, my life is pretty good.
All in all, while this has been, as I said, a less than stellar year, I am thankful for what I DO have, and that it hasn't been worse. While the next year will entail some changes and some learning in my life, I also have the belief that things will get better.
I hope that everyone reading this has things for which they can be thankful.