When President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday, it was during one of the darkest periods in American history.
And at that time, we were killing each other…literally.
Estimates range between 640,000 to 700,000 Americans died on our own soil.
Let that sink in for a moment.
While the Civil War was devastating America it was reported that Lincoln was depressed to the point of committing suicide.
Thank God he didn’t.
Regardless of how bad things get, it takes a special kind of person who – when everything is going against him – makes a decision to be thankful.
More so, his proclamation that we as a nation be thankful, in spite of how bad things were, contributed to the healing process of a war-torn nation.
A Nation Divided
So, here we are 157 years later and, unfortunately, we’re once again a very divided nation.
For this reason, we must be thankful for people like Abraham Lincoln and our founding fathers.
They had the integrity and moral tenacity to live by the standards they set forth for America.
As a result, those standards have enabled us to be – by far – the most prosperous nation on the earth.
And despite how bad the presstitutes make everything out to be, people from all over the world still want what we already have.
So, for those of you who feel you have nothing to be thankful for in 2020, look around you.
Instead of worrying about lockdowns, CovidCrap, and all the nasty narrative out there, know this.
America was built by the brave, NOT the fearful.
And regardless how bad things may appear, the American spirit will rise up to the challenges we face.
It’s what we do.
A time for Thanksgiving
The entire staff of Financial$Matter is Thankful that you invite us into your home by reading our emails.
And we encourage you to join us in being thankful – like Abraham Lincoln was – for an Almighty God who has provided for all of our needs.
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