Thanksgiving, like Independence Day, is a true American holiday.
Steeped in tradition, basted in symbolism, Thanksgiving is the day we, as a people, pause to give thanks for the things for which we are grateful - food on the table, family and friends, the same simple things that marked the first celebration in times even tougher than these.
Thanksgiving this year also shares something else with that first - we eat, and we celebrate, and we give thanks for the harvest of another year although we really don't know what the winter will bring.
It's an odd dichotomy that's uniquely American.
For that, too, we are grateful.
In keeping with our most American of traditions this Thanksgiving, let us put aside, if only for a day, the specter of more economic woes as the economy in Europe shivers and give thanks for news that is good here at home:
A dip in unemployment rates.
Stabilizing home prices.
Good news projects announced by the Cape Coral Construction Industry Association.
Near completion of the Veterans Administration Clinic and related interest in and around the Veterans Investment Zone.
And, last but not least, a newly comprised council which says, to the person, it is committed to moving the city forward.
There may well be better times ahead.
For this we are grateful.
Have a happy Thanksgiving.
- Breeze editorial