This Week’s Legislative Column from Senator Dan Brown: In All Things Give Thanks


In All Things Give Thanks

Thanksgiving Day marks the start of the busiest time of year for many of us. As we hustle to numerous meals, gatherings and more it is easy to get caught up in our busy, holiday schedules. Thanksgiving Day is more than just a day of football and turkey, it is an opportunity to reflect on our numerous blessings.

As Americans, we are blessed to live in a free country. A country where our voices are heard through the democratic process. As Missourians, we are blessed to live in a beautiful and diverse state. A state where we can enjoy the beauty and splendor of the outdoors as well as the culture and energy of the state’s two metropolitan centers.

Thanksgiving Day is more than just an opportunity to take a day off, it’s an opportunity to reflect on our blessings and be thankful for what it means to live in this great country. While our backgrounds and beliefs often divide us, the one concept that unites us all is that we call this great country home.

As you begin your holiday season, I ask you to stop, reflect and count your blessings. We are blessed beyond measure, as Americans and Missourians, we are fortunate to live in a country where if we can dream it we can do it.

From my family to yours, I hope each of you have a happy and safe Thanksgiving Day.

As always, I encourage my constituents to contact me throughout the year with comments, questions or suggestions by calling my office at (573) 751-5713. To find more information about the bills I sponsor, visit Thank you for reading this and for your participation in state government.