In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I am going to downsize my blog so you don’t go into the big day already full. But in keeping with the intent of the holiday, I would like to list some things that I am thankful for in our neighborhood in no particular order:

  • Good neighbors who make a point of looking out for each other
  • The sound of children’s voices on their way to and from school
  • Volunteers helping wherever needed
  • Friendly merchants
  • Dedicated public servants
  • Beautiful parks
  • Care facilities filled with caring people
  • Intellectual and neighborly curiosity
  • Citizen participation and support
  • A commonly shared desire to find out what the right thing is and do it

I have said many times over the years to whoever will listen that we are an extremely fortunate community. In the course of my work, I have met many of the public and private folks who make St. Anthony Park what it is and will be.  99% of them are thoughtful, articulate, intelligent, passionate, accessible, friendly, and care deeply about the future of this area. They are engaged and willing to be engaged. That is an incredible blessing.

May this Thanksgiving be a time of blessing for you and yours. May we all continue to be a blessing to our communities near and far, known and unknown. 

There is a lot going this holiday weekend in the Park. Get out and shop, dine, see friends and just enjoy the weather.

That’s all for now. Take good care of yourself and be a good neighbor.