As we gather together with family and friends, let’s all remember to focus on and be thankful for the blessings we have, large and small. In a world and a country experiencing multitudes of problems, it is easy to be overwhelmed by sadness and need. While counting our blessings, I hope to also remember those who are less fortunate, those who are away from their families, those who are suffering from varied ailments, those who find little joy in the world. As the holiday season begins, there are many ways in our hearts, hands and minds to share with others our gifts. Because someone needs them and they are only as valuable as the love behind them.

Happy Thanksgiving.