My own approach to this holiday is to, indeed, remember how thankful to the Universe and evolution for creating the conditions under which I came to exist and might have come to glimmer just a bit of how things work. Mostly I think I am thankful to have a naturally curious mind and have so many questions to ask. OK, maybe I am just a monkey named Curious George, but my life has been full. And I fully realize what incredible fortune I have had to have lived this particular life.
For much of humanity, no matter the income levels in absolute terms, we have had a glorious ride on this planet. Now it is time to start working hard to give back. We will have to give a whole lot back. The party is over (as Richard Heinberg said). Now its time to clean up the mess.
Regards to all readers, no matter your political persuasion, spiritual beliefs, or any other ideology. Ask questions.