This year has given us many challenges and hardships with the outbreak of the coronavirus. For those who are working on the front lines of the pandemic this Thanksgiving, we thank you. And for those who have lost a loved one this year, our thoughts and prayers are with you. This Thanksgiving, no matter how you celebrate, I hope you join Michelle and me in reflecting on all that is good around us. We live in the greatest state in the greatest country in the world. While everything is far from ideal and we long for our lives to get back to normal, I think it’s especially important to count our blessings. Here are my top ten things that I’m thankful for this year:
10. Wisconsin voters who overwhelmingly supported Republican candidates in the Legislature. Assembly Republicans will return next session with a 61-seat majority.
9. Racine County voters who supported me in my re-election efforts.
8. President Donald Trump's leadership in the White House, bringing us peace agreements, the USMCA, regulatory reform and tax cuts.
7. The conservative U.S. Supreme Court.
6. My friends and colleagues at the National Conference of State Legislatures. I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue serving as the organization’s president for another year.
5. The men and women in the Armed Forces who are selflessly serving our country to maintain our freedom.
4. Frontline workers, health care professionals, first responders and emergency personnel who are working tirelessly to protect and serve our Wisconsin communities.
3. My health.
2. My family and friends whose love and support means so much to me.
1. My wife and best friend Michelle who I am blessed to share an incredible life with.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!