I leave you on this Thanksgiving weekend with these words I found from Newt Gingrich. I thought they were appropriate as we say good-bye to Thanksgiving and enter the joyous Christmas season.
“Second only to Independence Day, Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday. And as an American holiday, it is rooted deeply – like our nation – in faith in God.
The earliest Thanksgivings were celebrated by Americans who were keenly aware that their blessings – like their rights – came from God. In times of hardship unimaginable to us today, they took time to give thanks to their Creator.
Throughout early American history, when they suffered from drought, famine or war, Americans paused, not to seek vengeance or to question their faith, but to give thanks to God for the blessings they still had.
At a time when the economic news seems to get worse every day, it’s important to remember the humble faith of these early Americans. They didn’t just give thanks when times were good, they gave thanks when times were bad – especially when times were bad.”
Even in these “times” we as a nation and a people are still so blessed.
And now, it’s time to move on.  May I be the first one to wish you MERRY CHRISTMAS!