But, I've got a little secret. I have many Thanksgiving Days during the year. I can't help feeling thankful for so many things. I don't have to wait for a special day to relish in the special blessings I have. Not the least of which is living in Rowlett. I have friends around the USA that only know of Rowlett because of me. They have no idea what a nice place Rowlett is, and what it can be. Many of my old classmates live in very nice retirement areas, but that's not a real town. I live in a real town that could become a very nice retirement area, but my friends can't make a real town out of their retirement village. Their future, as nice as it is, is controlled by owners. That is a totalitarian government. If you wish for others to control much of your life, totalitarianism is for you. We in Rowlett have to work for our town. We have to vote. We have to volunteer. We have to study and ask questions. None of that luxury totalitarianism for us. I guess I kinda like that. I have undisputable evidence that others in Rowlett like that, too.
Therefore, we're called upon to voice our opinions from time to time. If we don't talk much, we display our opinion at the ballet box.
I certainly display my opinion occasionally. Most of city hall thinks I have a vendetta against them. I don't. I pick on some of them, but in a fee society, that's okay if you have documentation supportive of the criticism. I think real estate development, and the subsequent effect on our tax base, is our "officialdom's" weakest point. However, I think they try......perhaps even try hard. As I have said before, they just aren't trained in such skills and disciplines.
But, they're still part of Rowlett, and I love Rowlett. I may vote against them next election, but they're a part of the Rowlett I love, and that is okay with me. I just have to get them to read my blog.......and learn.
So.......even Rowlett's "officialdom" is a part of my thanksgiving. Whatever Rowlett "officialdom" is, it is a part of my world, and I like my world. It could have been far worse. I reckon we'll keep at it.
Happy Thanksgiving Day to you all!! I hope you can visit with family and friends. If for some reason you can't, make a new friend today and be with them tomorrow.
Oh, I almost forgot. One of the things I'm thankful for is my readers. Thanks a whole bunch.