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Remember to be thankful

December 24, 2011
Marshall Independent

To the editor:

Well it's Christmas, a time to remember that Jesus is the reason. To bring families together for love and food and time to share presents and reacquaint ourselves with family and friends who are not here either by miles or death (to remember).

But for some of us "Christmas is cancelled!" Sorry kids, friends and other concerned people.

The economy has gone to bust and because of that a lot of people are not having a Christmas.

I read an article on how people who have $50,000 or less are cutting down on presents. Well boohoo. I don't know anyone who makes that much money. I'm lucky if I make $10,000 this year. The job I do got cut about 40 cents per hour with no explanations and that's a loss of about $100 every two weeks. But hey that's life.

I know people who have absolutely nothing and, yes, they complain, too!

But we do have things to be thankful for: We're relatively healthy, we're together as a family, we're almost all in the same boat and yay! the war's over.

All I'm saying is we will not have presents and we will have food. (Thank you Heart to Heart) and I will feel bad not to give the kinds of things as I'd like to. But God will be present at our table and there will be love.

So if your Christmas is going to be like mine, remember others are having the same Christmas. Love one another and smile - things could be worse.

Merry Christmas and a better New Year to all!

Barbara Carlson




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