November 26, 2008

Editorial:

We are thankful for our family, friends, and readers!

Thanksgiving is a day that family and friends come together and share in the bounty that we have. It is a day of laughter, good cheer, and good food. It is a day to be thankful for all that we have.

In years past it was easy to take all that we had in our lives for granted. The food and turkey we enjoyed, the warmth of our homes, all the material things in our life that made our life just a little better. It was easy to take all this for granted and assume that we would always have all this in our lives. This year we learned differently and all have had to do with less in our lives.

This year when we sit down at our tables, as we gaze at the wondrous food laid out before us and await that first bite, we will say thank you for all that we have and this year it will have a special meaning. The modern conveniences we once took for granted, we will be grateful for and some things will not mean as much to us as they once did. This year we will be grateful for the important things we have in our lives and we can say thank you that they are still a part of our lives.

There are too many people that we know who are struggling to survive for whom Thanksgiving Day will be nothing more than a reminder of how difficult life has become for them. For those who have lost their job, their home, it will be difficult to find much to be thankful for.

In these tough times everyone is suffering and saying thank you this Thursday may be said with a sigh of relief as we look to the future in hopes that this is the worst it gets and that tomorrow will be better. It has to be better.

This year we are thankful for our family. It is the love of our family that keeps us strong and that which provides us with the motivation to keep going forward. We are thankful for our friends, those who are there to support us when the need arises. Friends with whom we can share the good times and the bad times with. We are thankful in our faith, that we have some place to turn to where we can share our burdens and look to for hope.

On a personal note at La Prensa San Diego we are thankful for our staff, Maria Delgado and Patricia Sáenz. For our writers and contributors: Francisco Zavala, Pablo Jaime Sáinz, Humberto Caspa, John PhilipWyllie, Mariana Martinez, María Dolores Bolívar, Jorge Mújica Murias, Al Carlos Hernandez, Gustavo Arellano, Kiko Martinez, Michael Klam, and many more who spend countless hours researching and writing the stories for our readers.

We are thankful for a crucial part of our operation the delivery drivers without whom our paper would not leave the printers warehouse: Eduardo and Reyna Morales, Jose and Yasbet Pedroza, Dario Suarez, Manuel Velazquez, and Mario Armenta-Briseño.

We are especially thankful for all of our readers of the newspaper and on-line. Without our readers we would be nothing. It gives a great deal of pleasure to be able to talk with you through our pages, to write your stories, and share the highlights, and some lowlights, of our community. We are here for our readers and we are blessed that after 32 years we can still serve you.

Yes this year has been a tough year but there is still much to be thankful for and for this we say thank you and God bless you.

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