A Few Thoughts For Thanksgiving

Mon Nov 19, 2012 by on Florida Law News

With the Thanksgiving holiday almost upon us, I hope you’ll allow me to share a few quick thoughts.

For me it has always been one of the most important holidays of the year, because Thanksgiving is one of those few holidays that everyone in America truly shares.

Wherever you are from, whatever your heritage is, we are one.

In that regard I hope to take a brief respite from our usual debates.

I can come off highly critical and perhaps even a bit cynical here in these pages, but in reality I remain hopeful for the future.

We just came off a rather divisive election, but in a way, elections bring our country together, at least for a day. We all have a common interest and a common goal, and that is to vote.

It was partisan along many lines, but the reality is that all of us just want a stronger and better country, myself included.

We may disagree on how to get there, but the worst thing we can do is to stop working towards that common goal.

In a much different way Thanksgiving also brings our country together. Yes, it’s kind of like an election that we share things in common, but we don’t have the partisanship, we don’t have the divisiveness; we have this idea that we all should be giving thanks for whatever is important in our lives.

And maybe we need a little bit more of that ideal in our everyday lives.

In my life my family, my business, my clients, my friends, my good health, the fact that I live in Florida; these are just some of the things I can be thankful for and that my family can be thankful for.

Our nation may have its flaws, but I am still very thankful for living in this great United States, in a country where we are free where we can go to the polls, go have an election and then afterwards bury our differences and move forward as a nation.

Those are the things that we all share and reasons for all to be thankful. So from my house to your house, from my family to your family, I wish you all just the very best and very happiest Thanksgiving.

From The Trenches,

Roy Oppenheim

Foreclosure Defense Attorney Roy Oppenheim


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