I absolutely am not ready to be seeing Christmas ads on TV or hearing Christmas songs in the stores yet, but Thanksgiving night, the brave among us will be camping out all night at their favorite store for Black Friday deals. Like a starting gun at a race, the Christmas rush will be off and running.
It’s time for me to stop thinking about those homemade gifts I’m going to make and get busy making them. All I can say is, for all of this — freedom, family, friends, faith — I am most thankful.
One last thought, as always, please be kind to each other. The world needs more kindness.
Susan Tobias lives in Plattsburgh with her husband, Toby. She has been a Press-Republican newsroom employee since 1977. The Tobiases have six children, 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. They enjoy traveling to Maine and Colorado, and in her spare time, Susan loves to research local history and genealogy. Reach her by email at email@example.com.