By JOHN KANELIS / firstname.lastname@example.org
Allow me a brief moment to mix a bit of politics with the holiday week we’re going to celebrate.
I am giving thanks for the wisdom voters exhibited on Nov. 3 by tossing Donald John Trump out of the White House.
I remained cautiously optimistic that the outcome would turn out as it did, with Joe Biden assuming the title of president-elect. Yes, I had concern that Trump might pull a Houdini-like escape performance by repeating the stunning upset he scored in 2016 to become president.
When the votes came in and were tabulated, my concern was replaced by the satisfaction in realizing that most American voters were able to rectify the mistake that occurred four years ago.
They’re still counting ballots around the country. I look at the running totals almost daily and am heartened by the realization that more than 51 percent of Americans endorsed Joe Biden’s pledge to “restore our nation’s soul.” It needs restoration, to be sure.
I am going to place my faith in the deeds of the new president, that he will be able to bridge the chasm that divides us.
We’re going to give thanks for a lot of things this week. We shall give thanks for living in this great nation, for the liberty granted to us as Americans. We will give thanks for our families and the love that surrounds us and that we give in return.
I also am going to give thanks for the spirit of political redemption that arose on Election Day.
If this post offends you because it mixes partisan politics with the joy of a happy holiday, well … too bad. It’s what I am feeling in my heart this glorious morning.
Have a wonderful day.