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Posted: December 6, 2008 5:00 a.m.

Our thoughts...Tomorrow is Thanksgiving

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving

 Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. Folks will be traveling over hill and dale to spend time with relatives and friends, and others will be enjoying time at home. Still others will be providing Thanksgiving dinner and caring for less fortunate people in our community. Some will think there is nothing to be thankful for this year. If that thought has crossed your mind, let us offer the following reasons to be thankful:

 We live in a country where many have sacrificed, some their lives, to give us the freedom to worship and thank our God, in peace, for this day.

 Less than 60 years ago black Americans were not allowed the same freedoms that most of our grandparents enjoyed. Some even suffered horrible violence because of their color. But, today a black man is president — evidence of our progress as a nation.

 Miracles in medical technology over the last 50 years have made it possible for hundreds of thousands of people to be here to celebrate such a great tradition with their families.

 For the first time in seven years our brave troops have the terrorists on the run.

 Three months ago we were paying close to $4 a gallon for gas with no relief in sight; in fact, in Newton County there were days we could not even find gas. We now pay less than one half what we were paying a month ago and even less than we paid a year ago.

 Here in Georgia we haven’t had the natural disasters such as hurricanes that have annihilated costal cities and fires that have destroyed Southern California.

 Enjoy the blessings of observing the natural beauty of a bright red or orange maple tree in the fall and for the rain that will restore the lushness of Newton County and Social Circle.

 We can purchase fresh produce at Ramsey’s produce year round.

 Our local grocery stores are filled to the brim with the bounty of Gods blessings

 Smiling, pink-cheeked children are starting to have visions of Santa Claus in their eyes.

 Enjoy the love of a grandchild.

 We have our loved ones to hold and love.

 The staff of The Covington News is thankful this year because we have loyal readers like you and advertisers who have trusted us for 133 years to help bring customers to their businesses.

 We are confident in the strength of our community to weather each crisis, to survive each storm and to continue to be truly a land of most pleasant living.

 "It is literally true, as the thankless say, that they have nothing to be thankful for. He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient. But a thankful heart hath a continual feast," (W.J. Cameron).

 Happy thanksgiving from all of us at The Covington News and CovNews.com

— TPC

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