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Thursday, November 28, 2019

What I am most thankful for....and you?

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat
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Of course I am so thankful for my amazing, loving family.  I am grateful I was born into ethnicity of great and historical culture, and that my parents and grandparents assured not only that we knew our culture, but that we took great pride in our culture.

And I am so thankful that my grandparents[Martinez] took that uncertain voyage from Jalisco, as teens, embarking on a new life, in a land that was completely foreign to them.  They taught us the priceless value of freedom, hard work and determination.

My grandmother was naturalized and imparted the value of patriotism, simple lessons such as “Never miss a chance to vote, it is your voice”.  She loved and was proud of being Mexican and equally loved and was proud of being an American.

As am I

My great grandparents also came to the U.S. but never could “fit”, they were already immigrants from Spain into Mexico.  So they returned to Jalisco.

I am grateful for this extraordinary life I have been given. To be able to live and operate our business in over a dozen nations was an amazing experience.  To form and operate our family foundation in US, 13 states of Mexico and Nicaragua has been the best experience of my life.

Being the administer of this BB project longer than anyone before me, has been an act of love, concern and never diminishing hope.

So much I have been given.  So blessed.  So grateful. 

May you have a wonderful day, filled with great food, 
and incomparable company

Presidential Message 11.28.19

“Nearly four centuries ago, determined individuals with a hopeful vision of a more prosperous life and an abundance of opportunities made a pilgrimage to a distant land.  These Pilgrims embarked on their journey across the Atlantic at great personal risk, facing unforeseen trials and tribulations, and unforetold hardships during their passage.  After their arrival in the New World, a harsh and deadly winter took the lives of nearly half their population.

Those who survived remained unwavering in their faith and foresight of a future rich with liberty and freedom, enduring every impediment as they established one of our Nation's first settlements.  Through God's divine providence, a meaningful relationship was forged with the Wampanoag Tribe, and through their unwavering resolve and resilience, the Pilgrims enjoyed a bountiful harvest the following year.  The celebration of this harvest lasted 3 days and saw Pilgrims and Wampanoag seated together at the table of friendship and unity.  That first Thanksgiving provided an enduring symbol of gratitude that is uniquely sewn into the fabric of our American spirit."



  1. Still cooking....2 days so may not get to comments

  2. Happy Thanksgiving?

  3. Thanks God, we trust in You because You love us !

  4. This is valuable time for God, Family and self (after cleaning ha!).

    Responding to comments can wait.



  5. Thankful for BB...LM10

  6. Cooking a 15 lb pocket turkey in San Jose Del Cabo....and thankful!!

  7. What a wonderful tribute to your family, your heritage and your patriotism. My history is not unlike yours. Great grandparents from Jalisco. Quite a gift they gave us.
    Thank you and the BB staff for keeping us informed, and keeping it real

  8. Nicely done Chivis. You need to write a book, you have lived an interesting life. Are those countries all in latin America?

  9. Happy Thanksgiving Chivis and BB

  10. Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for what you do. Discovered this site early this year. My heart breaks for what I read and what it happening south of the border. I hope a better future for Mexico. Be proud from where you came from as I am proud of my Scottish forefathers settling here.

  11. Is that a picture of Butter the turkey that got pardoned? Poor turkeys... I wish more people would value the life of animals a bit more... Having said that...

    Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,
    If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

    Be thankful when you don’t know something
    For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

    Be thankful for the difficult times.
    During those times you grow.

    Be thankful for your limitations
    Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

    Be thankful for each new challenge
    Because it will build your strength and character.

    Be thankful for your mistakes
    They will teach you valuable lessons.

    Be thankful when you’re tired and weary
    Because it means you’ve made a difference.

    It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
    A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
    also thankful for the setbacks.

    GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
    Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
    and they can become your blessings.

  12. Nice write up Chivis. Due respect to you and yours. Wishing you a great Holiday.


  13. So funny how you celebrate thanksgiving when it’s origins come from the same kind of territory massacres you guys publish about daily.

    1. Oh shut up u idiot! How dare you comment on here if u dont like it vete!

    2. I thought this page was about truth, I only gave a honest opinion. I thought it was funny and ironic. I actually fully support this site.


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