The always interesting Peggy Noonan wrote an excellent piece of Thanksgiving Day literature which appeared in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. She illustrates, in her ever-poignant way, how many things we should be thankful for—from the in-progress, peaceful, smooth transition of presidential power to the relative economic stability (yes, you read that right) we are surrounded by today.

As Noonan points out, with all the media and punditry and politicians going on about how we are in the midst of an economic calamity, the reality is quite different from where I’m sitting and if you look around honestly you’ll likely come to the same conclusion. People are still shopping, buying, traveling, and more.

Despite that, Noonan believes there is turbulance ahead. But we have weather turbulance before, and will do so again. It’s not the end of the world.

Happy (slightly belated) Thanksgiving.