On being truly thankful

It’s all over except for the decision as to what to do with the carcasses. No, not the last District of Sooke council — Thanksgiving.

It’s all over except for the decision as to what to do with the carcasses. No, not the last District of Sooke council — Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is a time when we all recognize what is important in our lives. The Tour de Rock brings home the issue of children and sickness and most importantly generosity of spirit and cash for cancer research. Everyone, and we mean everyone, is touched by cancer in some way and this insidious disease is running rampant. Let’s be thankful for our health care system where no one has to do without needed medical treatment.

To add to that list one has to consider the fact that we live in one of the best nations in the world and we have one of the prettiest spots to call home. We are thankful for that.

Friends are the family you choose and we are thankful for those people who go above and beyond in the name of friendship.

Thanks also has to go to those public servants (strange label), who work for us and to those private volunteers who unselfishly work for all and ask for nothing.

Thanksgiving is a time for reflection and appreciation for those things that make our lives just a little easier, happier and brighter.

So thank you — our readers for your comments, contributions and support. This is your community newspaper and we’re thankful each and every week for being allowed to fill some of your time with our words.