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IN MY ORBIT: Happy Thanksgiving! My List of Overflowing Gratitude

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I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
— G.K. Chesterton

This year has had its curious twists and turns, so I have nothing deep and profound to say, really, except: THANK YOU.

I Am Thankful for you, dear readers. You provide an audience for me to pour my thoughts on the page. I have loved writing and wanted to write since I was a wee one. Now I’m an older bird and have done lots of it, but never has it entailed as much fun as I have had interacting with you on RedState. It’s a pleasure that I look forward to every day, and I thank you for affording me the privilege.

I Am Thankful to be part of Team RedState for over a year! I have been writing for a long time, independently, and for other channels, and this is one of the most collaborative and cohesive teams of which I have had the pleasure to be a part. Everyone knows how awful a bad team can be on enthusiasm and productivity. A good team elevates the teammates, and I am grateful to be a part of a really good one.

I Am Thankful for my loving husband, who supports me, and gives me space to do all the crazy and creative things I do. He reads everything I write, and even reads the comments—so he’s gotten to know some of you too! I am blessed to have such a special human to do life with and grateful he chose me to be his.

I Am Thankful that we have found a home! Some of you have read about our saga of being in between homes thanks to California’s horrible prices and horrible housing policies. Despite many of you telling me to “Get Out” and even suggesting some great places (appreciate it), we know we are called to be here, in the land of the fruits, nuts, and diehard conservatives (there’s still a lot of us). Also, the husband has a great job, we have a

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