Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2015

Sometimes we have to remind ourselves that we have a lot to be thankful for, and Thanksgiving is a great day to reflect upon it.

Most of us no longer have to battle weather, beasts, disease, hunger, or aggressive attackers, but many still do. If we were transported back in time to face the obstacles the original settlers had to deal with--most of us would probably not make it.

Next time you're fretting over your many "first world problems", remember that America was settled and populated by tough people with solid values and a hard work ethic. This new land was not a lush paradise with 5-star accommodations waiting for the settlers.

America could only become a great country through those settlers' hard labor, sense of community; enterprising spirit, love for family, and the moral values that came from their respect and belief in God.

This Thanksgiving, as you gather with your family and friends, say a special blessing, just like the original settlers did. We all have a lot to be thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving.