Happy Thanksgiving!

To all my readers in the United States and around the world, I'd like to wish each and every one of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Let me start off by saying that I'm grateful for the people for whom I passionately churn out content every day: you.

This two-year-old blog -- nearly 1,100 posts and 212,000 views later -- wouldn't be what it is today without your support; I'll forever be indebted to everyone who takes the time to read, comment on, and/or share my posts.

I look forward to writing more content in the coming days, months, and years that will continue to stimulate the substantive conversations my readers and I have on Google+, Facebook, and within the comments section of each individual post. It's obvious that many of you share my passion for so many of the topics I cover on this blog -- from psychology and human behavior to politics and history -- which is a real treat for someone like myself who has an insatiable appetite for learning.

That said, I want to say a few words about Thanksgiving in general.

It's nice that we have a national holiday that prompts us to stop and give thanks for our many blessings. But as I've noted in prior posts, I believe Thanksgiving should be every day. We shouldn't be any more thankful on November 24 than on January 10, August 17, or September 5, for example.

Not only do I give thanks every day for my family, job, home, and other things/people we tend to single out as most valuable in our lives, but I also include things others don't have that we may take for granted -- including being able to see, talk, walk, etc. So many people in the world are battling diseases and facing other tough challenges that should make us cherish life even more.

It's these people -- the sick, the poor, the ones who could really use a hand -- whom we should pray for and help as much as we can. Doing so is not only in the spirit of Thanksgiving and the holidays, but it's what really sets truly compassionate, humane individuals apart from the rest.

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