Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving - Nov. 24th, 2016



Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I am very thankful for all of my family and friends, my job and my health. I think we have
a lot to be thankful for today, even with the current tension around the country, and the world. We have each other, and we have to remember that is what is the most important. No one expects everyone to agree on everything, everyday, every time. It is just won't happen. As long as we remember those on the other side of our disagreements are humans with families, and feelings, and we respect their opinion as equal to ours, we will be okay. We should not be fighting  each other and destroying property because we didn't get our way. We should be looking to the future and trying to improve that for everyone. 

I love this country and wouldn't live anywhere else. Remember that today is not forever and the future can be changed but not by violence. All people should be tolerated and respected, no matter what color, religion or political opinion.  

In researching our family genealogy I have found that a lot of my ancestors came here to flee religious persecution. They were Quakers, Catholics and Mennonites, and were driven from their home country because of what they believed. They came here to America and created new settlements where they could continue their way of life in peace. There is room here for everyone and we need to accept those that are different.. without them, America will not move forward and will stagnate.

Have a great day! 

Julie