I wish everyone out there a Happy thanksgiving. Of course, many of us can’t be with our loved ones and extended families, due to the pandemic; I’m also frustrated by it. But the pandemic is out there, and we must connect with each other through telephone, Zoom, and other social media, which is better than nothing, and better than risking catching the COVID.
We must, amid our holiday, think about those who have no food in the house, or not even a place to live; who have no income, due not through any fault of their own, but the pandemic spreading throughout our communities, including our worksites; and who have loved ones struggling with the COVID in ICUs, and have died from it. We must both pray and fight for those who have suffered due to the COVID.
But we must be grateful for all that remains good in our lives and in our world, such as the new regime coming into the White House, determined to seriously deal with the pandemic; for those medical workers in ICUs and hospitals who have worked to the point of exhaustion to save lives; workers in stores, ambulance drivers, truckers who haul the food to our markets; people who work in food banks handing out food to those in need; and people calling on neighbors, asking how they’re doing and if they need anything.
Those are things to be grateful for; we Americans are a strong and resilient people, and as long as we look after each other, we’ll beat this pandemic-and also the diseases of racism and hate that t—p has enabled to be blatant in our country. We CAN and WILL defeat these diseases, of the body, of the mind, and of the soul.
Enjoy your holidays.