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CDP Editorial: Necessarily narrow-minded

Our View

It hasn’t been the best of years, or the worst, for our community, state and country. We’ve had our share of ups and downs in the last 11 months. But, Thanksgiving is a time for tunnel vision. On this day, we should embrace our loved ones, appreciate all that is good, and find reason to hope that things less so will turn around.

Our View

It hasn’t been the best of years, or the worst, for our community, state and country. We’ve had our share of ups and downs in the last 11 months. But, Thanksgiving is a time for tunnel vision. On this day, we should embrace our loved ones, appreciate all that is good, and find reason to hope that things less so will turn around.

It’s not often a smaller viewpoint of life is considered a good thing.

Thanksgiving is an exception.

While it’s true this year hasn’t been the best for our cherished Craig and Moffat County community, beloved state of Colorado, or glorious USA, it’s equally accurate to say that these 11 months haven’t been the worst we’ve ever had, either.

Thursday is a day we need to forget all that falls under the former and embrace everything under the latter.

Thanksgiving is a small window of time, just one day mind you, that we’re obligated to live free from worry, stress and uncertainty.

It’s a day when we need to break free from the typical trappings of life, and rejoice and be grateful for friends, family, homes, jobs, community and country.

We should have tunnel vision on this day, with a focus narrowed solely to the positive things in our lives.

In Craig and Moffat County, we can be thankful we live in such a caring and generous place full of good people.

We can appreciate that economic difficulties in other towns and cities aren’t as pronounced as they are here, that we’ve been able to weather the storm to some degree.

We can also be optimistic about small signs popping up now and again, particularly in the energy industries, that perhaps the local economy is rebounding and more prosperous times are potentially ahead.

It’s also a time to recognize that many people aren’t as fortunate, and if we’re able, we should help our fellow neighbor through his or her struggles.

The Craig Daily Press wishes everyone in the community a wonderful and joyous holiday on Thursday with their families.

There’s no doubt that many of us have been blessed beyond measure.

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