Despite challenges that lie ahead, despite the rough times and the struggle of living life - I am thankful for waking up everyday. I'm thankful for my friends and family who I depend on and who make me a better person. I'm thankful for the new people I meet everyday with limitless potential at long lasting connections. As we move into uncertain times it's important to remember that a single person does not define how you live your life. Their influence fails to measure up to those of your family and friends. Connect with people. Find those you agree with and find those that you don't and have intellectual debates but remember that we all share the human spirit and love always trumps hate. The people shouldn't be afraid of their government. It's the government that should fear it's people.