At this time of year it is tradition to give thanks for the good things that exist in our lives.
I can't begin to individually name all of the caring, unselfish people who have travelled to the gulf coast from the comfort of their homes to give relief, feed, gut houses, build houses, clean up debris and comfort Katrina survivors. The kind people who have welcomed Katrina survivors into their homes and home towns. All of the electrical linemen, telephone linemen, debris haulers who have been working seven days a week for over a year to bring this devastated area back to functioning condition. And yes, all the immigrant workers who tirelessy do jobs that others won't do to clean up and rebuild the miles and miles of waste left in Katrina's path.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
I'm also thankful that the end of hurricane season 2006 is ten days away and we have not had any of the unthinkable tropical devastation that visited us in 2005.