Editor’s note: Nancy Kennedy has been writing an annual psalm of thanksgiving since 1999 when she first started writing her column.
It’s that time of year when I sit down to compose my annual psalm of thanksgiving. This will be my 16th year of making public my thanks and gratitude to you for yet another year of your faithfulness to me.
This past year has been difficult in so many ways. At times I’ve felt like a dog’s chew toy, eaten up and slobbered on. I’ve felt pulled and pushed, stretched and torn.
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
— Leo Tolstoy
A few weeks back, in a weekly message to all staff, I shared some thoughts about change. This week I would like to begin to share that message with you.
Change is a difficult thing to accept at times, yet when you take time to think of it we are in a constant state of change from birth. It is something we should have mastered by now but most of us continue to struggle with change.
The American Red Cross encourages individuals and organizations to give something that means something this winter by making a lifesaving blood donation or hosting a blood drive.
Blood donations often decline from now to New Year’s Day when holiday festivities pull people away from their donation appointments. Seasonal illnesses, such as colds and the flu, can also have a serious impact on blood donations
By TEENA DRAKE
Special to The Trimble Banner
It was said to be one of the best Veteran’s Day programs in the area. As teachers, students, community leaders, Veterans, and parents exited the program, chatter filled the Trimble County Middle School gymnasium with praise about the wonderful 2015 program.