The streets in our area are lined with flags today. The sky is drab with clouds and many trees have already lost their fall decor, but the streets are lined with beauty.
The streaming red, white, and blue are not just reminders of those who have fought and fallen for us. They are our colors of thanksgiving. The blue of a late autumn night sky, the sharp whiteness of the stars and every other stripe, the bright red on the borders — we are thankful in these colors.
Thankful in the peace-filled nights we do not enjoy enough. Thankful in the cleanness and safety of our neighborhoods. Thankful in the absence of such violence as we see in the news.
The little things we take for granted, the things so many people in our world today long to experience, are in those colors. What did you see today?