What are you thankful for?
Would you be thankful if you could walk to an open market and afford one of these family meals?
If you had the money, the deluxe Thanksgiving meal is offered with or without the gizzard, heart, and liver. The basic meal is two chicken legs, two wings, and two pairs of scrubbed white chicken feet.
Or, if such a treat is beyond your budget, you can bargain for a live rat recently trapped in the muck of the receding Amazon.
With your holiday meal in the bag you can trek back to your hovel on stilts. These living quarters give homes to tens-of thousands.
The reason for the elevated structures is to allow for rising waters when once more the rainy season begins.
Would you be thankful to have a home? A home where oozing waste from the city on higher ground meanders among the neighborhood.
Are you thankful for a safe and cozy home with indoor toilets and a tub filled with soothing warm water to soak in? If you are, turn your heart toward this young girl who is happy simply because she has never experienced any of the comforts and material gratifications we have.
"Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth."
BE YE THANKFUL