First I want to apologize for the numbers in yesterdays article on the Bangladesh cyclone. There are MANY MANY more people who have been displaced, lost, injured or killed than the message indicated.
NOW. I want to share something YOU can DO that will encourage you to express YOUR gratitude. That is what Thanksgiving is about.
Apparently Xerox has a site you can go to, at the title link , where you can choose a postcard to sent to someone in the military to express your thanks for their service.
It does not matter if you agree with the politics or the economics or the war in Iraq. What DOEs matter is that our men and women are putting their lives on the line every hour of every day while they serve in the military.
I believe thanking them for their service is a simple thing to do and this site makes it easier yet.
Choose your child-made postcard and then follow the instructions to send your card by real mail.
You can choose your message or write one of your own. You will not know who receives the mail so in a way it is like a random act of kindness.
And that simple act of thanksgiving is in itself an act of peace.