Consider what to be grateful for this Thanksgiving

William Arthur Ward, an inspirational writer from the mid 20th century said: “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

Ward’s words are so very true. On this Thanksgiving Eve, let’s take a few moments to share a few random bits of gratitude.

We are grateful for the road crews who are out in the worst weather, trying to make a safe path for all who travel.

We are grateful for the beauty of the Upper Peninsula. Sometimes we become so busy, we forget to look around and see how lovely it is, maybe even especially in the winter.

We are grateful for the kind and generous people who populate this lovely peninsula on which we live. They are true neighbors, showing care and concern for one another.

We are grateful for our families, be they blood or by bond. Having people who love and support you is among life’s biggest blessings.

As we start another holiday season, which can sometimes be hectic, we should take a few minutes of every day to consider what to be grateful for. We hope that each of you does that this Thanksgiving Eve and throughout the last 34 days of the year — which are, after all, the last 34 days of the decade.

Happy Thanksgiving, Mining Journal readers. We are grateful for each of you, too.


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