I am thankful to be with my family and my friends. I am thankful that my brothers, sister, and I with all our children are still gathering for Thanksgiving this year and for most holidays. I’m thankful that the Broward County Commission, which I serve on, is a collegial body with no major fighting. Then there are some things that I’m profoundly NOT THANKFUL for. I hate that antisemitism is rearing its ugly head again worldwide and in America. I am not thankful that many younger people’s view of the Mideast conflict seems to be formed by TikTok or other social media and that they demonstrate a profound lack of historical understanding. And I’m not thankful for the corrosive divisiveness in today’s politics in the United States. Cooperation and compromise are not bad words.