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Giving thanks

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A South Marion Citizen editorial

By The Staff

Thank goodness.

How many times in our lives do we say something like that, but we really don’t grasp the significance of what we are saying. We are being thankful for something or another that has happened, or not happened, or started, or ended.

But the word “thanks” should have a much deeper meaning, and it should be especially noted at this time of year as we mark the annual Thanksgiving weekend.

Those who believe, spend some time thanking God for all the blessings he has bestowed upon us. We tend to highlight all the bad things that are going on in the country and the world right now, and maybe we should just relax and think about what we have that others in the world do not.

We look at the past and can be amazed at how things have worked out over all the years.

While there are still major threats against our very way of life, we still live in the best place in the world. We still have certain rights that other people in the world can’t even imagine. Think of that the next time you go to the church of your choice, openly, without fear of retribution. Think of that the next time you get in your car and drive where you want, without fear of major checkpoints on the roads. Think of that the next time you sit down to dinner with your family. Think of that the next time you go to the voting booth.

So this weekend, let us be thankful as we celebrate something that we should feel all the time.