I’m about to board a plane to Atlanta to visit family members for whom I am eternally grateful. I’m grateful for a lot of things this year (and not just the passing of the election after what seemed an eternal cycle), including my wife, whose support is more abundant each day, and my friends, among whom I presume to count many of you, dear readers.

So consider this an open thread to mention some things you are especially grateful for this Thanksgiving season. We all like to grouse a lot, and often we are entitled, but we are alive and mostly free and blessed with each other’s company.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.