To the editor,
While reviewing The Power County Press on Dec. 7 a quote came to mind from Thomas Monson that reads, “Often we feel grateful and intend to express our thanks but forget to do so or just don’t get around to it. Someone has said that feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
Before I forget and not get around to expressing my gratitude, I want to thank all involved in organizing the annual community Christmas festival held on Dec. 3. It was a magical evening for my two young daughters, wife, and myself. We enjoyed listening to a fun book reading at the library, witness the reverence at the live nativity, and seeing Santa at the Little Theatre! Though we didn’t get around to all the different activities, I’d like to express my appreciation to the community for putting on such a wonderful event. I’ve heard from numerous people how much they enjoyed the evening and all the different activities offered. Thank you.
While I’m at it I’d like to also express my gratitude to the Power County community. Thank you to the county officials. Thank you to the city council. Thank you to the police department. Thank you to the fire department. Thank you to search and rescue. Thank you to the water department. Thank you to all the schools, teachers, and bus drivers. Thank you to the library. Thank you to all the religious leaders. Thank you to all the local businesses. Thank you to the hospital and medical professionals. Thank you to everyone at the golf course…I couldn’t forget that one! I know this list doesn’t cover everyone and everything, so thank you ALL for the time you dedicate to making the community so great. We are blessed to live in a beautiful area surrounded by so many good people. I’m grateful my wife and I have the opportunity to raise our daughters here.
This time of year gets extremely busy with all the festivities and gift giving. It sounds absurd that we would purchase, wrap, and put a present under the tree and never give it to the recipient. As we conclude the year, I invite each of you to slow down and express gratitude to at least one person that has touched your life for the better.
Most importantly let us not forget why we celebrate this time of year. “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). It is all because of Him that we can celebrate. Merry Christmas!
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