Editorial: Take the time to be thankful this long weekend

What will you be thankful for this Thanksgiving weekend?

What will you be thankful for this Thanksgiving weekend?

More than another long-weekend, offering much-needed respite from work or school, or the kick-off to the season of celebrations, this is a time to spend time with family and friends, making memories over good food and even better company, but it’s also an opportunity to spend at least a little time in reflection as well.

What is it that you are thankful for?

The people at your Thanksgiving table and the food you’ll enjoy? The warm, inviting home from which to welcome your guests? The work that allows you to provide for those you love? How about the community that provides safe passage for your guests and parks where your children and their friends can run off steam in between turkey dinner and pumpkin pie.

As you reflect on those things you are most thankful for, pause to let the people who make a difference in your life know you appreciate them – your loved ones, those co-workers who make your job easier, the police officer you pass on the Avenue, the volunteers who coach the teams, organize committees and build community.

Too often we let these opportunities slip away in our rush through daily life, but in the end, you’ll never regret that moment taken for a kind word to those who make a difference.

And for us here at the Oak Bay News, we are so thankful for the many individuals who help us bring you news that matters each and every week. Without our dedicated team, our newspaper carriers, our advertisers and readers, the Oak Bay News would not be possible, so to all of you, we give thanks.

We wish you a weekend of good friends and family, and yes, a little time for quiet reflection.

Have a very happy Thanksgiving!