Being thankful this week.

Things have been relatively quiet on Nantucket this week with the Thanksgiving holiday. There’s plenty of time to stop and reflect upon the things for which we are thankful. And there are a lot of them. One only needs to take a walk on the quiet beaches or invite friends and family into one’s home to be filled with the gratitude of life 30 miles out to sea. At the same time, this article has been making the rounds on social media. It’s an essay that explains, in shocking and depressing tones, what a mess humanity has made of the planet and how our focus on climate change is something of a red herring. Throughout this piece, it is possible to substitute the word “Nantucket” for “The planet” and come to the same conclusions: our growth-addicted, two-legged species is spoiling things. Fortunately, on Nantucket, the natural beauty and viability of our resources are still intact, if not tentatively so. We believe that it is still possible to protect the things we are thankful for on this small island. Community. Nature. Quality of life. It will take a lot of collaboration and hard work. But, thankfully, hard work is one thing that Nantucketers are used to. 

Have a great Sunday. 

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