I always think of November as my quiet month. A lull before the crazy busy month of December. And I'm all for that! However, it's also a month of thanks.....like today. It's the first thanks of this month. A big "Thank You!" to our Veterans. Thank you for serving our country. Thank you for putting your life on the line. Thank you for giving up time with your family to protect our freedoms. We have the opportunity to think quite a bit about being thankful this month. We take a special day at the end of the month to celebrate it....although the media would have you believe it's just a pit stop to fuel up with turkey for some big shopping sprees! So today I hope you took the time to say thanks to anybody you know who has served our country. A few weeks ago I was sitting in a doctor's office filling out papers, not really paying any attention to those sitting around me. That is until a young man approached the couple sitting across from me. The teenager quietly apologized for "bothering" the gentleman sitting there with his wife. He said "Sir, I just want to thank you for serving our country". He then shook the man's hand and turned and left. I hadn't noticed that the older man had a hat on that said he was a Vietnam Veteran. I was so moved by this younger boy who took the time to do that. Something I hadn't even thought of doing since I wasn't paying any attention....bad me! But I was so happy I witnessed the sweet tribute given. I hope we can be as attentive and not shy about approaching those who have, or are, serving our country. Thank you from my family....Thanks to my own family members who served. My sweet Dad and my wonderful brothers.