Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Giving Thanks Take Today to Find Some Common Ground

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Giving Thanks Take Today to Find Some Common Ground

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What shall we discuss at the table today?

Fires and global warming?

Mass shootings?

Legal immigration and the caravan?

Sexual harassment and the #MeToo moment?

Will family members who fought about the 2016 election make peace and find common ground today or fight over what sort of wave 2018 was?

Before those conversations take place, and perhaps after, let us reflect on both the purpose and the meaning of the holiday - gratitude.

Let us take stock, and actually count, or catalog, our individual, familial and national blessings.

And, in small ways, attempt to pay our debts of thanks in the ways that each of us can.

Life is difficult; no one ever said life would be easy. But recognizing and acknowledging our blessings is what makes life beautiful. …

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