On Thursday, we will be surrounded by loved ones and good food to start off the holiday season. As we all prepare for this joyous day let us remember to give thanks for all the blessings we have received this year.
As President Calvin Coolidge stated in his 1925 Thanksgiving proclamation “the season approaches when, in accordance with a long established and respected custom, a day is set apart to give thanks to Almighty God for the manifold blessings which His gracious and benevolent providence has bestowed upon us as a nation and as individuals…
“As we have grown and prospered in material things, so also should we progress in moral and spiritual things. We are a God-fearing people who should set ourselves against evil and strive for righteousness in living, and observing the Golden Rule we should from our abundance help and serve those less fortunately placed. We should bow in gratitude to God for His many favors.”
Throughout the years the underlying spirit of family and camaraderie still remains. We still gather around with loved ones and give thanks for the many gifts afforded to us by our Creator. This year whether you’re watching the parade or just enjoying some quality time with friends and family I hope you all have plenty to be thankful for.
Safe travels and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Chairwoman, Second District
Orange County Board of Supervisors