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Wrapping up in the love of a handmade shawl.

The year 2021 has continued to offer its challenges. Just this past week, three people our family knew passed away of COVID-19, plus several others that were friends of friends. Through the continued pandemic, we’ve faced off with loneliness, frustration, anguish and betrayal. We’ve longed for light at the end of the tunnel, keeping our focus on each new day, one foot in front of the other.

It would be easy to focus on just the challenges and loss, but Thanksgiving urges us to renew our practice of gratitude, no matter which year it may be. Abraham Lincoln renewed the national practice of Thanksgiving as a holiday in order to give thanks for the preservation of the Union after our country’s horrific Civil War. We still keep the date he chose for that holiday to this day.

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