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Count your blessings

By Staff | Dec 10, 2020

To the editor:

All across this great country, this holiday season Americans have celebrated the dearly won gift of freedom with the family and friends we are blessed to share it with. This tradition of gratitude is woven into the very fabric of our nation.

As many families grapple with the painful challenges posed by the coronavirus, it is more important than ever to reflect on the resiliency of the American spirit. We see this resiliency in the generosity extended to those who are hurting all across the country. We see this resiliency in our law enforcement officers and first responders who rush into harm’s way to protect their fellow Americans.

We see this resiliency on the front lines of this pandemic, with health care professionals caring for and treating patients. And we see this resiliency in the bravery and courage of the men and women of our Armed Forces, who have for generations fought to defend our invaluable freedoms.

Of course, many of us are disappointed with the results of our recent elections. But we know that in every contest there are winners and there are losers.

We pray that the new administration will set politics aside, consider America and Americans first and continue on the path that has kept this nation safe, secure, and prosperous. Yes, we face unprecedented times but there is still much to be grateful for this year.

Let’s enter 2021 with a positive attitude and have faith that God will continue to bless America, lead us in the right direction, and He will walk with us as we struggle with the issues of the day.

Remember… this is the United States of America, the envy of the world, and, with God’s help, we will overcome!

Dick Kalfus

Cape Coral