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More than a reason to give thanks


November was a time of celebration. In our region, there are events all over the month on both sides of the border.

For Mexicans, November represents a time to commemorate the Day of Death and the Mexican Revolution. For people at the border, November also means a month to be grateful and happy about all the things we have. Thanksgiving is not only a holiday celebrated by Americans but many Mexican families have adopted this celebration as theirs.

To many Americans, Thanksgiving represents an important part of America’s foundation. Thanksgiving Day, as celebrated in North America, is a time to gather with family and friends to give thanks for the many blessings enjoyed over the year.

For people living by the border, Thanksgiving also represents a time to remember all the blessing in the year and prepare for Christmas. To many families in the southern side of the border who have adopted this celebration, Thanksgiving has also become a time for turkey dinners, cranberries, candied yams, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and family gatherings.

November has been a busy month, and a time in the year to feel happy and blessed for all those things we have and can enjoy, such as our health, our family, our children, our loved ones, our jobs, our friends, our pets, our homes, and many others.

Let’s continue to remember all those things we must feel blessed and grateful for and during this holiday let’s embrace the Christmas spirit which should be more about giving than receiving.

I’m sure even though some people struggle and go through difficult times, there would always be more than a reason to feel thankful for. Happy holidays!

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