24 November 2016
To all U.S. visitors to the Grand Duchy of Stollen, the grand ducal felines Gunnlaug and Onyx -- along with the Grand Duke Irwin-Amadeus II and family -- wish you a peaceful Thanksgiving Day wherever in the world you might find yourselves this year.
Regardless of whatever life drops in our laps, we nevertheless have a great deal to be thankful for in the everyday small things that we (probably) take for granted. If we have the company of loved ones, a solid roof over our heads, enough on the table, gainful employment (maybe even a job we like), with a little extra for a rainy day, a few pleasurable diversions that bring us happiness, plus a life lived in relative safety, then we can count ourselves very fortunate indeed. Many in the world lack one or more of these things and suffer for it. We ought to keep that in mind.