When I contemplate the numerous challenges that many around the world are facing, I realize how grateful and blessed I am.
There are so many challenges locally, regionally, nationally and globally, yet many of us are so fortunate that our circumstances are what they are. During this Thanksgiving Week, let’s remember the following: the family of Chelsea Bruck, who has been missing for weeks; those in our community who are facing the challenges of drug addiction; the many bereaved families on our campus and in our community; the family of Michael Brown and others in Ferguson, Missouri; those families and nations besieged by the Ebola crisis; those families who have suffered and continue to suffer the pangs of terrorism; and many others around the world who are less fortunate than we are.
As we feast on turkey and other delectables this week, let us remain cognizant of the fact that there are many who have very little or nothing to eat, and many who either are without families or cannot be with their families or loved ones.
Yes, let’s consider all that and more and give thanks for our many blessings and fortunes.