There’s much to keep us grateful | Publisher's Column

Donna Etchey
Posted 11/25/20

This year Thanksgiving has a new meaning for most of us.

Traditionally at this time of year we would be making our shopping list, checking our invite list, baking and preparing to spend …

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There’s much to keep us grateful | Publisher's Column

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This year Thanksgiving has a new meaning for most of us.

Traditionally at this time of year we would be making our shopping list, checking our invite list, baking and preparing to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends. 

But nothing about 2020 has been normal.

As I prepare to spend Thanksgiving away from my family this year, I wanted to take a moment to reflect back over the past year.

I am grateful for my family and friends for all the support they have given me over the past year.

I’m grateful to the first responders and healthcare workers for all their efforts and care for our communities.

I’m grateful to the teachers and educators for their dedication to education and their ability to adapt to such unusual environments.  

I am also grateful and in awe for the parents and grandparents who, all of a sudden, have found themselves in homeschool situations. (Needing to remember the basics of math, English and science).

I am grateful to the local businesses for their dedication and perseverance and creativity to continue to serve their customers through curbside and online options.

I am grateful to restaurants and grocery stores for continuing to safely serve and provide for their customers.

I am also grateful to our readers who continue to support what The Leader does day in and day out and supporting their local community newspaper.

Remember when you are out and about please continue to wear a mask. 

Shop locally when possible, these small businesses need our support now more than ever. 

Do something nice for a neighbor and pay it forward. 

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and be thankful for the things you have and for your family and friends. We are all in this together. Someday we’ll look back on 2020 and remember the friends and family that were lost during this tragic pandemic. But we will also remember how our communities came together to support each other.

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