From the desk of Sheriff Prummell-
399 years ago, Pilgrims and Native Americans sat together and enjoyed a feast to celebrate all of the blessings bestowed upon them. Those blessings weren’t material things, they were more abstract – family, friendship, peace, and love.
Especially this year, I believe it’s important for us all to focus on those same things. Let’s look beyond ourselves and see what blessings we have in our lives that we may take for granted. Consider the love of your family, near and far, and tell them – out loud – that they are loved and missed. I urge you to take a moment to appreciate the friends you have and the beauty of our community all around you.
Finally, I would ask you to think about peace and what that word means to you. As we look at what has happened in other parts of the country this year, I am proud that Charlotte County has not succumbed to that darkness. I, for one, am thankful to live in a community that doesn’t just reach the standard, we set the standard.
I am especially thankful for my family, with the addition of little ones that bring a little extra joy to the season. I’m thankful for my health, and the ability to serve you. I’m also thankful for my staff who go above and beyond to keep this community safe. What are you thankful for?
Wishing you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday.
…and go ahead and put that extra dollop of Cool Whip on your pumpkin pie this year, I think we’ve all earned it.