Special Thoughts this Thanksgiving Day

By | November 24, 2022

[November 24, 2022]  Our good and old-fashioned Thanksgiving Day is here.  And, yes, to answer the same question from my readers, I do enjoy the day.  I enjoy it because I’m blessed with beautiful memories of my parents [recently deceased] providing for their four children, often unruly but always grateful kids.  We are all thankful that our parents were alive for so long.

While I’m thankful for my family, God, and country, the reason may not be so apparent.  You see, I’m thankful that I figured out early in my life that my life would be fulfilled by adopting as much responsibility as I could manage.  That is why the family was so important to me.  We did everything together, and we did a lot; camping, fishing, skiing, hunting, swimming, and if was an outdoor activity, the odds are that we tried it.  The rule was to try everything but try it with the entire family together.  We even watched television together, even when we kids thought it was boring.

“Don’t complain,” my dad would say, “most people don’t have a television set.”  And though we only got one black-and-white channel clearly (most of the time), it was true most neighbors never owned nor even saw a television set.  Today things are different; and maybe having so many toys makes us less appreciative.  I understand.

I wish you good cheer for this special holiday.  And remember that no official government spy watches our entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven., nor does an armed guard interfere with the honest utterance of truth.  There is no chain around me or you.  Today, we are free men and women.  Be blessed by what you have; family, God, and country.


Please read my books:

  1. “55 Rules for a Good Life,” on Amazon (link here).
  2. “Our Longest Year in Iraq,” on Amazon (link here).
Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

Hello. I'm Doug and I provide at least one article every day on some leadership topic. I welcome comments and also guests who would like to write an article. Thanks for reading my blog.

18 thoughts on “Special Thoughts this Thanksgiving Day

  1. McStompie

    I am saying the same sentiment to you too, Gen. Satterfield and altho I’m a tad late reading this Thanksgiving Day message, it still resonates and the ideas should still be there even the day after and the day after that.

  2. Len Jakosky

    Just catching up on my reading of Gen. Satterfield’s daily blog posts and came across this one. Gen. S always gives us his all and is caring about what we read. Enjoy Thanksgiving Day, yes, but enjoy everyday. There is an old saying, “do what you love and you will never work the rest of your life” or something like that. Gen. S. is telling us the same thing.

    1. Kenny Foster

      Len, you are right and I like so many love this leadership website.

  3. Fred Weber

    Remember others during this season of holidays and family gatherings. It is what we do as good folks. As Gen. Satterfield reminds us almost every day, respect others in a fashion that we would want ourselves to be treated. Few are due our respect, but never forget others who struggle to make ends meet.

  4. Army Vet

    Happy Thanksgiving to all the American Patriots like Gen. Doug Satterfield and screw everyone else!

    1. old warrior

      We can kick them in the ass. Good riddance to the Marxists of our day.

      1. Dead Pool Guy

        Ha Ha. Great! Thanks Army vet and old warrior. We are on the same wave length. Our American Patriots will never ever go away because they lead the pack.

  5. Laughing Monkey

    🦃🦃🦃🦃 Turkey Turkey Turkey …. I’m having ham today. Just my family’s tradition.

  6. Big Al

    Enjoy the day, everyone. And enjoy this leadership blog by Gen. Satterfield.

    1. osmodsann

      I agree. Big Al, glad to see you on early this morning. Shortly I begin getting a big turkey meal. Now, just resting my mind before our big day.

  7. Julia

    “I wish you good cheer for this special holiday. And remember that no official government spy watches our entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven., nor does an armed guard interfere with the honest utterance of truth. There is no chain around me or you. Today, we are free men and women. Be blessed by what you have; family, God, and country.” Great comment.

  8. Mike Baker

    Great article, Gen. Satterfield, thank you and enjoy your day with your family.

  9. Tom Bushmaster

    Gen. Satterfield has given us something very special in his newest book. Take some time and read it. I will give you a spoiler alert, and that is in his blog here https://www.theleadermaker.com, most of all the info in his book can be found here. Just be a regular reader. His book is great because it consolidates everything. I can’t wait to finish “55 Rules for a Good Life” and my next project is getting his first book on the Iraq War.

    1. JT Patterson

      Tom, you got that right. Glad you are on today. I’m up before my family for a quick read and I am not disappointed. i agree, get Gen. Satterfield’s new book and his first book too, “Our Longest Year in Iraq.”

      1. Yusaf from Texas

        JT, you and I along with Tom B. are a few of the longest fans of Gen. Satterfield and his leadership blog. Let’s go for another 10 years.

  10. Frontier Man

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING to Gen. Doug Satterfield, his wife Nancy, and his whole family. I’m happy and thankful today as well. 😜

    1. Willie Strumburger

      Thanks Frontier Man. Beat me to it. Happy Turkey Day to all and to Gen. Satterfield and his family. This is a special day for thanks and for those who know how to be humble for what they have. Those are the happy people. It’s the college Marxists who are sad, mad, resentful, terrified, and homesick today. Good. Let them suffer for their destructive ideas.


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