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Originally published: 2012-11-26 13:14:31
Last modified: 2012-11-26 13:14:31

Our View: Always room for an extra serving of thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the most highly anticipated holidays in the High Country -- and with good reason. Thursday will be a time to celebrate and reflect upon those things which we hold most dear: family, friends, the blessings we've received throughout the year, good food and, of course, football.
But Thanksgiving is more than these gifts, isn't it? 
Just for today, let us count blessings instead of calories.
And just for today, let those blessings include so much that we daily overlook.
A baby's smile.
A grandmother's story.
A mother's quick embrace.
A child singing.
A vehicle that starts in cold weather.
The love of a pet.
The sight of a sunrise.
The touch of a loved one's hand.
The taste of homemade chili.
The memories we make during the decades.
The tears that let us show both happiness and sadness.

Just for today, let us find the thanks in Thanksgiving and celebrate the extraordinary gifts our nation, our state, our county and our families receive everyday.
And then, let us repeat it for tomorrow.