AS I SEE IT
AT THANKSGIVING TIME, WE
STILL NEED TO BE THANKFUL!
This Thursday, we continue to share a tradition of giving thanks that dates back to 1621 as we observe Thanksgiving. We all know the story behind why we, as Americans, celebrate Thanksgiving. History tells of how the Pilgrims beat the odds by making it across the ocean to the New World, which would one day become the United States of America. But they also carved out their new homes in the wilderness, and then through the generosity and kindness of their Indian neighbors, they were able to learn to raise crops and begin a new life. Those Pilgrims had every reason to be thankful for their very existence. And each year, after harvest, they gave thanks for the bounties that they had received.
Today, as the United States is slowly emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, like the Pilgrims, we have to remain hopeful that better days are ahead for all of us. We have to believe that as more people are vaccinated that soon life will return to normal.