It’s Thanksgiving Day, the best holiday of the year. It’s a time of being thankful and even grateful. It’s a time when holiday spirit begins its shine.

That’s never more evident than today at Randall’s Chapel United Methodist Church. It is there, where everyone is invited, to eat a Thanksgiving meal.

That event reminds us why we live where we live. We may not be able to agree on politics or always on football, but we come together when we need to.

The folks in Washington D.C. could take note.

I have much to be thankful for, though, like most, I probably take much for granted.

I am thankful for family. Everyone needs family, whether we admit or not. I have been married almost 12 years. That’s amazing in its own self.

We have an eight-year-old son, Luke, who has literally grown up on this page, from birth until now.

The latest Luke update is he has a 4.0 grade point average in third grade. He’s working on finding his shot, and how to get open, in basketball. He’s a great kid, even if he’s spoiled rotten.

I am thankful for this profession, which I have been in since I was a kid. Newspapers will always thrive and succeed in small communities, regardless of what anyone says.

I am thankful for friendships that last a lifetime.

Enjoy your holiday. Remember the things that really matter. Try not to sweat the small stuff.

Happy Thanksgiving, Jackson County.

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