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A Time to Give Thanks

posted Nov 5, 2015, 11:08 AM by Kristin Snell   [ updated Nov 5, 2015, 11:11 AM ]

by Diana Pasquini, San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center

Each of us has something to be thankful for. Although the differences between us sometimes obscure the similarities, the things for which we are truly thankful are common to all. Good health, meaningful work, family, friends, and community are valued by those who cross our threshold. We at the San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center wish all of you a happy, healthy Thanksgiving. May your hearts be filled with gratitude and your lives be filled with joy!


“I’m thankful for clean air, clean water, for supportive community, fertile gardens and music.”

Tal Benrud

Singer & Mom


“I’m thankful for having a roof over my head, clean clothes, food, and a loving mom and dad.”

                                       Skyler Kawa 

8th grade Student & Football Player

Grizzly Hill School


“I’m thankful for my health, my family, having my son this year, and getting to stay home and raise him. I’m also thankful for the opportunities I’ve had in my life and for my dogs letting the cat live. The cat made it for a year and a half so I think he’s in the clear.”

Heidi Ryan

FRC’s Sports & Games Teacher and            

Stay-at-Home Mom


“I’m thankful for breathing, for being surrounded by a loving community, for the abundance in America, and for the rain.”

Selina Blanco

Silver Springs High School Senior


“I’m thankful for my wife and family. I’m loved more than I ever could imagine. That’s the most important thing a man could ever get and I know it.”

Mitch Sayegh

Appreciative Husband


“I’m thankful for so many things. First and foremost, I’m thankful for my family. I’m really grateful for the togetherness and undying support I see within my community, for people taking care of each other. Adults take care of the youth and vice versa. The FRC is the Ridge’s hub for sharing the joy of life and the ability to prosper.”

    Junipher Lesperance

                                   Dance Teacher & Mom

“I’m thankful for good health and doing beneficial work with people I love. I’m also thankful for supportive friends and family and being alive in such exciting times.”

Cristina Star Ryan



“I’m thankful for all the games I play and for the apples.”

                   Spencer Umphress

                  FRC Playgroup Kid



“I’m thankful for my children and grandchildren. They make life worth living. Love and family are the only true wealth.”

Laura Sugars

Local Author