It's been a difficult year — at least the last couple months of it. People could find reasons to have little for which to be thankful. Some people — even in the Imperial Valley — are without their loved ones this year because they are serving in a dangerous area of the world.
We still think there is much to be thankful for this year, even in this time of sadness at all the lives so hatefully lost at the hands of terrorism.
Out of the tragedy has come a time of recovery. That is an important word. The country has banded together in a way that has allowed it to start the healing process. Indeed we can be thankful that our nation is going to recover, that America is strong and that our way of life has not been challenged by the warped hatred of fanatics.
As we celebrate today in traditional ways — enjoying a meal with family and friends, watching football and parades — we should take a moment to really think about the reasons for which we can be thankful. Look at your family and friends and be thankful you have them. Look at the food on your table and be thankful you can provide or enjoy such a bounty.