Archive for Wednesday, November 22, 2000

A time for giving thanks

Editorial

November 22, 2000

Thanksgiving day is once again upon us.

The holiday often overshadowed by Christmas means something different to everyone.

For some, the defining characteristic of the holiday is the tremendous feast of turkey, dressing and all the trimmings. For others, its a day off work and a chance to watch the the Dallas Cowboys or the Detroit Lions on television.

Most of us gather with loved ones on Thanksgiving to partake in all of the aforementioned things, often so caught up in the preparation that we forget what the day is about.

We hope our readers will take some time Thursday to reflect on what it is they're thankful for this year. It may be a new family member or just that fact that the same old family is together one more time.

A lot can happen in a year and no one knows what the coming year will bring. Take some time now to look around and count your blessings.

With Christmas preparations coming earlier each year, it's easy to look past Thanksgiving. We urge you to put the thoughts of Christmas on hold for one more day and spend the day doing what our forefathers intended: giving thanks.

We wish you all a safe and happy holiday.

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