It seems nearly impossible to have an attitude of gratitude in these dismal times, but Thanksgiving is that one day out of the year when nearly all Americans, regardless of faith or ethnic origin, agree that we should consciously appreciate all that we enjoy. And we do indeed have much to be thankful for.
With Covid-19 rapidly spreading, we can be thankful that lifesaving vaccines are nearly ready to go. Inoculations could begin as early as Dec. 11. They will take a long time to get to everyone, but think of the explosion of hope and joy that will burst forth as the virus gets knocked down. It might end up like the end of World War II. And today may be like early 1944: There is a lot of misery ahead — expect a brutal, unforgiving winter — but the light at the end of the tunnel is within sight.