I’m thankful that I have great friends, a supportive family, a wonderful husband, and a child who is happy, thriving, loving, and kind.

I’m thankful that I have a steady job with good pay and safe working conditions, and where I’m treated with respect. I’m thankful that we can afford a home, food, medical care, and our child’s education.

I know how very lucky I am to have all of these things.

Finally, I’m thankful that our relatives are reasonable people and I don’t have to brace myself for horrible political conversations based entirely on FOX News talking points.