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Happy Thanksgiving! Creating a Better World

My family came over to America from England on the Mayflower to help create a better world and live a better life of their making.  After their first hard year in Plymouth, Massachusetts, they broke bread with Wampanoag Indians that helped them survive during the hardships of their first year in America to celebrate life, faith, and their new beginnings as strangers in a strange land.  That meal is now commemorated every year as "Thanksgiving" in America.  
The idea of Thanksgiving is only one example of how the power of positive memes (cultural artifacts) can touch hundreds of millions of people over many generations -- when they originate from that place in us that celebrates the resilience and sustainability of our humanity within whatever faith we may hold about our ability to co-create a better world.   Thanksgiving this year reminds me of those of you that are building resilience within your communities, and all you give to the great benefit of others.  Our Resilience System teams are honored to share this Thanksgiving with you.
Thank you for being a part of this Thanksgiving with us. 


Dr. Michael D. McDonald

Coordinator, U.S. Resilience Systems

Lead Facilitator, National Sustainable Security Infrastructure (NSSI) working group 

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