Editorial

Gratitude

Staci Matlock
editor@taosnews.com
Posted 11/26/19

Many cultures around the world celebrate and give thanks during the autumn harvests. While the history of the official Thanksgiving Day in the United States is controversial, giving thanks is not. Thanksgiving is simply a designated day for something worth practicing every day - saying thank you.

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Editorial

Gratitude

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Many cultures around the world celebrate and give thanks during the autumn harvests. While the history of the official Thanksgiving Day in the United States is controversial, giving thanks is not. Studies show being thankful and grateful are good for mental and physical health, not to mention our relationships with others. Thanksgiving is simply a designated day for something worth practicing every day - saying thank you.

Here then is a big thank you, from the Taos News to:

Grocery store clerks, gas station attendants, waitstaff, bartenders, janitors, maids and a host of other working class people who work right through this and other holidays;

Doctors, nurses and emergency room staff who are on call;

Law enforcement and firefighters who work to protect lives and property;

Snowplow drivers who work through icy nights clearing roads so people can make it safely home;

Teachers and coaches who worry about those of their students who don't have joyous holidays;

Volunteers at churches, homeless shelters, animal shelters and other organizations who spend their holidays helping those most in need;

And to the many people - subscribers, advertisers and people who buy from the street vendors - who support this community newspaper.

It is only with your support that the hardworking Taos News staff can continue to bring you stories and photos that make you laugh, cry, get angry and think - in short, stories and photos that matter. These are the stories about your local governments, neighbors, schools, businesses and landscapes. These are the photos that portray the lives and deaths and all the grand human condition in between.

At a time when many rural community news organizations across the nation have folded for lack of support, yours has allowed this one to continue and to thrive.

Thank you.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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