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I was really hoping to feel more thankful post-election. I was optimistic that we would be further along in understanding this virus, that our country would experience a smooth electoral transition no matter who won and that we would recognize a clear path to healing as a society.

Thanksgiving, a time that has brought families and friends together for hundreds of years now, looks different.  State leaders have placed limitations, some of which are draconian, on how many people at one time may celebrate this truly American holiday; on where a celebration is acceptable; and for how long we may all give thanks before curfew kicks in and sends us home. Clearly the festive ‘cheer’ is designed to be muted.


Dr. Lisa Strohman

How to Find Thankfulness in 2020