I don't have any rants about economics or politics today. I don't have any investment advice. I know it sounds cliche, but truly give a little bit of thought about what you are thankful for.
If you are living a middle class lifestyle in America, you really do have a lot to be thankful for. In the past, life was brutal. The people that lived here 200 years ago, or even 100 years ago, had a tough life. We have a lot of stress in our lives today, but at least most of us don't have to worry about having enough food to eat for the week or having to worry about being able to stay warm.
Even today, there are a lot of people suffering in the world. If you are living a middle class lifestyle in America, you are in the top 20% of the world. You may even be in the top 10%. We hear the Occupy Wall Street protesters talk about the top 1%, but many of these people would fall into the top 10% of the world.
So be thankful for the good things in your life and try to improve on the things that aren't as good. And enjoy some turkey or whatever your favorite food happens to be.