Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful, a time to count our blessings, a time to share. God has given us so much. We live in a country and a place where we have fish, deer, moose, food of all kinds — warm houses, running water — and a beautiful land with the ocean, mountains, lakes, rivers and the incredible Copper River Delta. People in Cordova are kind and generous. Churches and many other organizations welcome you as family. There is safety and freedom to speak your mind, hopefully in a positive way — and to listen, too. Our schools are open and there are many activities for kids and adults from art and music to sports and crafts — along with great books to read. Even in these pandemic times, we have the great outdoors to explore and enjoy; a great medical team; and city officials and employees that work to keep us safe. Our garbage is picked up on a weekly basis. We are fortunate!
All this gratefulness reminds me to share, to share our love and our resources with others here and around the world. As the holidays approach, let’s remember all the charities that need our help. We don’t need more “stuff” — we need to help those in need here and abroad.
Happy Thanksgiving! And may “the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-36)
The Rev. Belle Mickelson
St. George’s Episcopal Church