Taking it all in this Thanksgiving

Published 4:32 pm Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Everyone is so busy in 2018. In today’s world, where smart phones connect everyone at breakneck pace, it’s difficult to truly get away. There’s always more work to do, always a new social media post to see or an event to attend.

And if you aren’t working, you know someone else is, trying to get a leg up.

Rarely, if ever, is there a chance to truly slow down, take a deep breath and relax. Vacations are great, but they aren’t quite the same as sitting around the table with family — moments that seem to happen less and less in the hustle and bustle of today’s world.

This week, at least on Thanksgiving, is a chance to do just that.

It’s a chance to put the phones down, eat some turkey and have a big meal with friends and family. Even for those anxious to get ahead and to work hard, we hope that work can wait one extra day.

Nothing is more valuable than time, and on Thursday we hope all of our readers will take a few hours to be thankful for family.

It’s important to keep in mind that there are plenty of people in the world that won’t be able to spend time with family this year, such as the men and women in our military.  Many law enforcement officers will also work the holiday, patrolling our streets and keeping us safe while we stay inside and eat turkey.

And on this day of giving thanks, it’s important to remember that others might have a more difficult time than us this holiday season. Many area churches and groups have worked together to provide free meals on a holiday where nobody should go hungry.

And some will spend a portion of their Thanksgiving cooking meals for the less fortunate of our community.

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it, and it won’t be long before we’re all researching creative ways to spruce up leftover turkey, so enjoy it while it’s here.

We encourage readers to get their fill of family, and to soak up the memories.