As I sit here in the hospital with dad, I am thankful for the 91 years he has had so far. He moved from ICU to a private room this afternoon. I’m thankful that I don’t have to get a visitors pass to see him. He is resting after dinner. Things are getting better. He is harassing the nurses, so I know he’s beginning to feel a little better. I started thinking about all the changes that dad saw over the last 9 decades. Mass production of the automobile, phone service, computers, transition from film to digital photography, color movies, television, men on the moon, nuclear bombs, nuclear power, and the list goes on and on. I can tell you that he is not thankful for television. He doesn’t even own one. We had one growing up. It was my grandparents old black and white that they gave to us when they got their first color one. That could be a whole topic of its own. Dad has seen a lot of changes, some good, some questionable. During his navy days at the end of World War 2, he saw the A-bomb tests at Bikini Atoll. Check out the You Tube video here I’m thankful this didn’t affect my dad as it did so many others exposed to radiation. I’m thankful that we camped, traveled, hiked and spent time together. I’m thankful for the hospital staff that is giving dad treatment and maybe a few more years. I’m thankful we had food for family and friends to stop by for dinner. I’m thankful for the internet that let’s me blog from wherever I am. I’m thankful for the capability to travel and visit my dad while he is recovering. I’m thankful for my two kids. I’m not always happy with them, but I’m always thankful. Parents, you know what I mean here. I could go on, but I think you get the idea. I prefer to have a spirit of thankfulness. Are you thankful? Tell me one thing for which you are thankful.