Letters to the Editor

Spend time being thankful, not shopping

The last Thursday in the month of November, Thanksgiving Day was set aside, for families and friends to gather together, set aside all their differences, reminisce about times gone by, smile, laugh and sometimes cry.

I am thankful our forefathers had the foresight to set aside just such a day. We should honor this day and take a moment of our time, to be thankful for the many things within our respective lives.

Life is challenging, difficult and sometimes uneasy, but one goes on. Then the sun comes up in a clear blue sky, and for some strange reason you feel new, fresh and ready to take on the world.

This Thanksgiving, take the most precious think you have in life, a moment of your time, and say thanks for the memories. Gather with family and friends, keep the camaraderie with them alive, and keep the family way of life alive for it has always been what’s great about our country. Today, many have lost their way, the light at the end of the tunnel has weakened, and we need to relight the candle of the family way of life. I am thankful for mine.

Put aside your shopping; let the workers have the day off. You have plenty of time to shop. Let them have that moment of time to say thanks for the memories. Be thankful that you were born in this great country. I am.

Happy Thanksgiving.

James Saffel, Mascoutah

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