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Holiday thoughts

Posted: November 20, 2017 4:09 p.m.
Updated: November 21, 2017 1:00 a.m.

It’s that time of the year again -- time for gatherings with family and friends, holiday cheer, counting of the blessings, all that.

It’s a wonderful time, in fact, and we hope everyone enjoys the holiday season. We also hope everyone truly is thankful. The fact is, for all the alleged trouble we see in the world today, we still have plenty for which to be thankful.

We still live in a land of plenty. That some folks – too many, in fact -- are hurting is indisputable, but at least we are in a better position, both in resources and in attitude, to lend a helping hand where needed.

We still live in a country that grants its citizens more freedom than anywhere else, not only in the world, but also in the history of the world

We in Kershaw County enjoy the added blessings of a tight-knit, caring community. We help each other out. We lend a hand to the less fortunate. This is not only evidenced by the growth, support and success of our many hard-working non-profits such as the United Way, the Community Medical Clinic, Food for the Soul and others, but in countless individual acts that too often go unsung or, worse, unnoticed.

Not everyone lives in a community like that. Yes, of course, we have our problems, our foibles, our warts, but we genuinely work to overcome those challenges. Indeed, we at the C-I believe that falling short does not constitute failure; doing nothing constitutes failure. 

So, we hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and a joyous holiday season -- and we especially hope everyone can carry those feelings of joy, goodwill and gratitude -- and continue to act upon them -- throughout the year.

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