Thursday, November 26, 2009

Being Thankful

In a state that has been among the hardest hit with an unemployment rate of 14.3% and a city with an unemployment rate of 25%, Michiganders and Detroiters turned out by the thousands for the annual Thanksgiving Day parade. As I looked at photo from the parade, I wondered how many children will go hungry tonight. I wondered how many parents will feel insignificant as they are unable provide for their families.

On this day and every day thereafter let's show our gratitude for our blessings by blessing others. Today many showed up and participated in this Detroit tradition to perhaps chase the specters away. May God bless families all over America this Thanksgiving Day and may we continue to be a blessing to each other.


Corrie Howe said...

What great photos! What fun. Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Judith Ellis said...

Yeah, they're really fun, Corrie! The newly elected mayor of Detroit is pictured here with his wife. Dave Bing is a former NBA basketball star and is also a consummate businessman. Mayor Bing has not accepted a salary and is truly working on behalf the City of Detroit. Hopefully, he will be able to turn things around. But he cannot do it himself. The citizens need to participate in their own government. I hope you had a super Thanksgiving. It's 1:00 am here and I have just arrived home 20 minutes ago. It was a great time!