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Thanksgiving – A Time for Reflection and Gratitude
Next Thursday, Americans across the country will celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. The majority of families have traditions centered around feasting on turkey and pumpkin pie, watching numerous sporting events, viewing spectacular parades, and enjoying a time of fellowship with family and friends. I value the opportunity to spend this time with my wife and children.
The horrific terrorists’ plots in recent days give us pause to reflect on our great fortune. We live in the greatest nation on Earth. We are free to express our opinions, traverse this beautiful country as we please, and gather with friends and family without fear of reprisal. I am humbled and honored that I – like many of you – had the opportunity to serve in the military to protect his great land.
My gratitude also extends to my work family in one of the finest public school systems in the country. I am grateful to staff members who come to work daily with a single focus on educating and caring for our students. Teachers, teacher assistants, administrators, custodians, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, and all other support staff work diligently to provide our students with a safe, nurturing environment in which to learn. I am grateful for their parents who instill the value and importance of a public education in their young charges.
I also continue to be amazed and blessed to live in such a caring community. I am heartened at how this community never hesitates to step in when need arises. I consistently see an outpouring of support from our business and community partners, as well as from our faith-based organizations, when one of our own is in need. William Arthur Ward captures the importance of counting our many blessings during this season. He writes, “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” May each of you feel the transformation of the Thanksgiving holiday. Read More...