A time to look up and be thankful


It is good that we as a people have set aside a day of Thanksgiving. A day of feasting and celebration, a time of gathering together with family and loved ones, a time to stop and count our blessings and be grateful. This past year or so has been filled with so much uncertainty that we are inclined to allow ourselves to be overcome with doom and gloom.

We have all lost friends and loved ones with the dreaded COVID. It has taken its toll on every aspect of our lives.

Now that we are coming into the season of Thanksgiving and Christmas, it is a time of giving. Perhaps our spirits will be lifted. We can choose to live on a higher plane. And we must.

We are blessed to live in this nation that is the greatest country of human decency in the whole world. I see it every day. We hear a lot about all of the ills and evils of our time but every day I meet goodness in those around me. I meet far more caring people and people of human decency than people of ill will.

My profession requires that I have a sense of pulse of our community. I never cease to be amazed at the goodness I see amongst the lives that I am in touch with daily.

With hearts filled with thankfulness during this season and hearts filled with the spirit of giving we will no doubt find ourselves on that higher plane. These great values will unite us and make us a better people.

United we stand. Divided we fall.

Since the time of the early settlers who celebrated their thanksgiving by feasting Americans have carried on that great tradition.

Happy Thanksgiving and may God bless your house with peace.

Hold fast to that which is good.

Patricia Farris, Publisher

Story First Published: 2021-11-26