Gratitude Open Thread

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, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.