Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia


November 26, 2013

Our Opinion: Come ye thankful people

AMERICUS — As we prepare to commemorate Thanksgiving on Thursday, we remind everyone to take time give thanks for their blessings. Instead of feeling blue for what you don’t have, be thankful for what you do have. God says those who are thankful people are happy people.

As citizens of the most free nation on the globe, we are blessed to have the rights to worship as we please, to vote our conscience, to find meaningful work, to attend school and to raise our families in our own values.

We enjoy the privileges of free speech, a trial by a jury of our peers and the right to remain silent. In spite of recent events, we still feel secure in the privacy of our own homes and we have the right to defend ourselves.

As families across the nation plan to gather around food-laden tables, let us not forget those who have nothing, those who are sick in mind or body, those who are lonely and especially our troops in foreign lands and their families back home.

When you think about it, there is far more to be thankful for than mourning what you don’t have, so come ye thankful people, come, and raise a song for harvest home.

To all our readers, we hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.


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