In a day and age when it often feels like we have very little to be thankful for when it comes to politics, it's important we remember just how lucky - how blessed and free - we truly are.
God, family, country: and in that order. A thankful people are a happy people. They are a brave and confident people, one ready to help the helpless and fight for causes and ideals that appear all but lost.
Americans aren't special: but our ideas, ideals, and values are.
Here to remind us of a few things we ought to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Weekend are two clips from President Ronald Reagan.
And this one, The Gipper's farewell address to the nation in 1989:
God bless you and your families. God bless America.