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Let us be grateful for what we have, especially this Thanksgiving

If the past two years have taught us anything, it has been to be thankful for the good things in life.

Last year, while some still gathered to enjoy Thanksgiving with friends and family, for many, they chose not to, opting instead for virtual communication with loved ones and trying to still experience each other’s company from afar.

And while modern technology has made distant places seem closer than at any time in the past, nothing beats being able to sit across the table from those you care about and be able to give them a hearty handshake or a hug to show them how much you care.

Truthfully, even if you got together with others last year, it probably didn’t feel quite the same.

That’s what has made us look forward to Thanksgiving this year more so than most.

We realize for some, getting together safely still isn’t an option, and that will make this year especially difficult — especially when so many families who played it safe last year return to a full-fledged Thanksgiving this year.

But no matter where you celebrate this year or with whom or how many you celebrate, we hope you’ll reflect on what the past couple years have shown us — that the things we take for granted far too often can be taken away from us at a moment’s notice and that we should appreciate what we have while we have it.

From all of us here at The Sentinel, we wish all of you the happiest of Thanksgivings.

May we reflect gratefully for what we have been blessed to receive.

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