We anguish at the bad news we read about daily. Let's take a moment to bestow our gratitude on the men and women who make a difference in our lives. Give glory to their magnanimous gestures of love, kindness and charity. Many people muster usable goods, money, food and other items to be distributed to the ill-fated.

Many others risk their lives helping or giving comfort in distressful situations. To the American troops overseas who are in harm's way, fighting and defending our freedom, we bless you and we pray for your safety. We cannot forget the parents who struggle and work hard to feed and provide the basic necessities for their children.

On this Thanksgiving Day, let's bow our heads and pray as a gesture of gratitude to these remarkable people.