My Thoughts

Thanksgiving - truly the most American of holidays, and thankfully the least commercialized. Just food, family, friends, football and an extra long weekend. Sounds freakin’ awesome, right? Maybe that’s why I love it so much - even though I’m technically a Canadian.

I am thankful for much - least of which are you, my loyal Echo readers, and of course the businesses/advertisers that make this paper viable. To that end, I’d like to send a message of my own out to the ECHO universe: I have office/retail space available to rent/lease here at 1909 Cornwall Avenue (right across the street from the Bellingham High School parking lot) that will be available on January 1, 2020. If you or your friends are interested, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 360-739-8332 and we can set up a time for you to see the space.

Meanwhile, I be like the rest of you, bracing for the cold snap/snow in the forecast, and making a mad dash to prep for Christmas (that other big holiday) and trying to keep in mind the true meaning of the season. Cue the Christmas music.

In closing, I’d like to encourage all of you to think about those in our community who are not as fortunate, most especially the homeless and families with small kids. Give generously to local charities/food banks if you can. If money is tight - maybe collect some coats, socks, gloves, hats, sleeping bags or even toiletries you’re not using and donate them to the Lighthouse Mission or other such charity. Not only will it warm up someone on the streets - it will warm your heart as well.

Happy Thanksgiving! May your table be full of family and friends and your heart full of gratitude.

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MAY 10 & 24 | JUNE 7 & 21 | JULY 12 &26 | AUGUST 9 & 23 |
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Tami Johnson