I woke up this morning to see a blanket of snow over a sheet of crunchy ice, unusual for this time of year here in Plymouth County, Massachusetts where we live. It reminded me how barren the harsh New England landscape can be on cold, bitter days. I can only imagine how difficult it must have been for the Pilgrims that first winter. No permanent shelter, no provisions, no hope to carry them through the long, bleak winter.
But as the sun rose, and with it the promise of a new day, I pictured Samoset, as he boldly walked into Plymouth Plantation and offered the wary explorers assistance. How grateful and thankful they must have been for this unforeseen offer of friendship.
Although our country at times may have its ups and downs, I have no doubt that the spirit of goodwill that helped form this great nation still lives among its people. And for that I am truly grateful.
May you and yours have a blessed Thanksgiving day.
Katherine and Christopher Greyson