Plenty to be
thankful for
My thoughts on why I’m thankful this year.
I’m thankful for all who serve or have served in our military to give me the freedoms I enjoy. I’m thankful for being to call the United States of America my country, where the American dream is still alive amid all the challenges we face.
I’m thankful for my home state of Missouri, where people are treated like family; my hometown, Hannibal, where city and country meet, and life is serene. I give thanks for my wonderful wife and daughters who love me despite my weaknesses; my father who raised me in a Godly home; my brothers, sisters, friends and family who encourage me; my employer who allows me to provide for my family; my health and the health of my family.
I’m thankful for a God who loves me so much that he made the ultimate sacrifice and sent his son to die on the cross for my sins. I’m thankful for the abundant life given to me through Jesus Christ.
I’m thankful that I live in a country where I can stand hand-in-hand with people of different beliefs and religions, and we can freely show our love and respect for one another.

Jess Ornelas