Happy Thanksgiving, y'all.
As Thanksgiving Day approaches, on Thursday, our thoughts turn fondly to family dinners, funny looking turkeys, football games and for some, a much-needed day off. It is a time for homecoming, a holiday unique in concept. It is another opportunity to thank the Lord for the bounty that we are given.
Our memories wander momentarily to simpler times long ago, when we were younger and an older generation sat around the dinner table. A wistful smile emerges at some pleasant thought of a loved one, not now among us, and how they too enjoyed their time with us. It is an opportunity for families past and present to come together and give thanks for the blessings we share.
And what of friends and neighbors? They too deserve our warm thanks and appreciation for another year. For they have spent their lives in our company. Our good days and our bad days are all part of their lives as well. And many is the time an offered smile from a friend or neighbor helped us get through a difficult day. And maybe a special thanks to the shovel brigade that dug out our driveways.
So, take a moment and Thank the people around you for all of the kindness, help and decency that they have afforded you in this last year. Give Thanks for them, for they too are but with us momentarily.
My warmest thanks to each of our friends for their kindness and indeed for that special smile that helped one day when I, like you, needed it the most. And I hope y’all get through this difficult time in the era of Covid-19 and emerge from it stronger and happier for the blessings that have been showered upon us.
Happy Thanksgiving to each of you and your extended families. May the blessings of The Lord continue to shine upon y’all.
Joe & Mary Martin