Clark County gives thanks

It’s a been a difficult year for all, with a global pandemic, political and social unrest, lost jobs, lost loved ones and more. Despite the challenges of 2020, Clark Countians still have much for which to be thankful. The Sun asked readers, “What are you thankful for this year?”

• Amanda Patrick: “I’m thankful for mine and my family’s good health and everyday life. Times are hard for everyone in one way or another right now, but we just have to be thankful for the small things in life right now and hold tight to them. It will help you get through.”

• Vickie Brinegar: “I’m thankful to God whose kept my husband alive. Back in March, cancer Dr at Markey Cancer center gave him 2 months to live. Hes still going, and on his 3rd type of chemo treatments.”

• Rachel Engel Grigsby: “I’m thankful for plenty of time to slow down and reflect and prioritize my life. I pray to never forget what 2020 has taught me.”

• Pen Ray: “So thankful we are able to still celebrate the little things that mean the most. Grateful for those who help make them possible.”

• Maria Smith: “I’m grateful my insurance covers mental health.”

• Vika Spoone: “I’m thankful for all the wonderful people in my life, that we have done alright through such a rough year and that my family has been healthy.”

• Julie Hall: “I am thankful for God and his grace, my family, friends, my dogs, nurses, doctors, scientists, police, military, my health, the roof over my head. I could go on and on. It’s so much easier to see the bad in our lives and forget just how truly we are blessed.”

• Charli Phillips Nahlen: “Thankful for the kindness of strangers. Still many good people in our world.”

• Clayton Warner: “I’m grateful for the continued support of a community that feeds and cares for all who present their need. So many hands making lighter work of heavy hearts.”

• Renee E. Wallace: “I am thankful for Clark County Community Services, Clark County Homeless Coalition, and the Beacon of Hope. May God richly bless these good, good, heroic people.”

• Vickie Mitchell Means: “I am thankful for my family and friends. I am also thankful for my first grandchild arriving in January 2021.”

• Julie Barnett Briscoe: My family. For my husband and I celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary this year. For the health and well being of our family.”

• Elizabeth Morton: “I’m so thankful that humor, candor and grace don’t go out of style!”

• Robin King: “I’m thankful for my beautiful children and my wonderful husband Steven King and his family. Im also thankful for a job and the basics in life. I feel I had forgotten how lucky we all are.”

• Esther Thorpe: “I’m thankful for a Governor who cares about everyone’s safety even if they aren’t.”

• Donna Walters Fuller: “I am thankful that my family is in good health regardless of this Covid. Even in the darkness there is always a light.”

• Jess Toews: “I’m thankful for more time with my kids.”

• Mark Snowden: “My Dad turning 90.”