Thanks for Giving

WI Staff | 11/20/2012, 10:12 a.m.

Once again, we welcome the age-old holiday tradition of Thanksgiving. Recognizing its controversial origins, we still appreciate its purpose and meaning. It's a day set aside for individuals to take stock of their lives and give thanks for their blessings; to weed through challenges we face, in order to find something in our lives to be grateful for.

With its emphasis on food, the holiday also causes us to realize that many Americans are hungry. They lack the resources to put a Thanksgiving spread on the table, or to feed themselves or their families throughout the year. Thanks to area residents who are giving their support to local businesses, churches and community organizations, many individuals and families will be fed a holiday meal or given bags of food to prepare their own feast on Thanksgiving Day.

Being able to give is a reason to be thankful, no matter how much or how little. If we can open our pocketbooks and our hearts to help someone on Thanksgiving Day, or any other time throughout the year, it's a blessing.

We want to take this time to thank you for time you give us every week by reading The Washington Informer. We don't take it for granted that without you, The Washington Informer would not exist.

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!