A Thanksgiving Pause

A Thanksgiving Pause

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! It’s a holiday that is about reflecting on the past as we appreciate the good times of the previous year.  It’s also a time that is full of anticipation of the future as the magical holiday season follows immediately on its heels.  It’s a holiday that doesn’t require the buying of gifts or massive amounts of home decorating.  It’s hopefully a break from the intense commercialism that starts the very next day.  It’s a holiday that allows us to enjoy family, friends, fellowship and of course, food!

As I reflect on the past year, I am grateful for my work, my family, my friends and my community.  I am also thankful for each of you and the work you do.  Your dedication to our kids, our community and our future, no matter how crazy things are all around us, warms my heart.  You aren’t told “thank you” enough so please let this message in a small way make up for that.

Along with Thanksgiving blessings to each of you, I also wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving break.  I hope you are surrounded by those you love as you eat a wonderful meal and put your feet up for some much deserved rest.  Take this time to recharge your batteries as you pause to reflect on all on the blessings in your life.  Take this time to prepare your hearts and minds for all the joys and opportunities December will bring.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Take care.  Be safe.  Stay well.