Happy Thanksgiving Middletown!
By Libertatem Orator
Middletown Residents, Happy Thanksgiving! It’s this day where we stop, and pause, and reflect on those things for which we are grateful for. Today, I want to go a different direction, however, and ask God, to help me remember the hungry, when I have food to eat. To remember the unemployed when I have work. To remember the homeless, when I am home. To remember the suffering, when I am in good health. Help me destroy my complacency, and help me show compassion. Help me to help others in any way I can. Help me respond to those who cry out, and meet their needs to the best of my ability.
There was a Holiday season, where I committed myself to blocking out all commercialism, and celebrate the Thanksgiving and Christmas season for exactly what they were meant for. Make no mistake, it was extremely difficult, but enormously rewarding. I’m not saying to do that, but maybe pay attention to the true meaning of the holidays, and maybe just once in a while, stop and reflect on what we were given as the ultimate gift so long ago. That of course relates to Christianity, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be for just Christians. No matter what religion we follow, or what our beliefs are, it’s never a bad idea to reflect, and give thanks.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I am thankful for all of you. You make up my home city, and that, is irreplaceable.