As we express our gratitude this Thanksgiving, let us give thanks for all of the things that provide us with comfort and peace. I am continuously reminded and humbled by the many blessings surrounding us each day. So often we dwell on the things we dislike, that we forget to reflect upon the things we’ve been given. Even in times of uncertainty and doubt, we are blessed beyond measure to live in a Nation where we can speak and worship freely.
Let us remember our liberties afforded by our Armed Forces. Let us sing praise to our communities. And let us recognize the hard-working individuals within them. But most importantly, let us give thanks to our families and to our friends.
Appreciation allows us to extend our blessings beyond ourselves. Gratefulness provides us with a source of light in times of darkness. It is with this in mind that I am appreciative and grateful for the many individuals who continue to be beacons of hope for our Nation. I pray you will join me this Thanksgiving as I give thanks with a full and happy heart.
Have a wonderful and blessed holiday.