Editor’s note: What are you thankful for?

Dear readers,

In the past few weeks, Alaska weathered a major disaster, and we’ve begun cleanup efforts. The weather in Southcentral Alaska has shifted from ice and rain to drifts of snow. And we’re in the thick of the holiday season, with Christmas and New Year’s Day right around the corner.

In the midst of it all, we’ve had little time to step back and reflect on how we’re doing, and all of the many moments we remember from the past month — the things we’re grateful for, the small kindnesses we’ve been paid, the things we’ve seen that restored our faith in our community.

We’d like to share those stories, and we’d like you to help.

If you have something you’d like to share with the community, send it to ADN opinion editor Tom Hewitt at thewitt@adn.com. If you can help us by keeping stories to letter length - about 250 words or fewer - that will help us include as many as possible in print. We’ll be printing them Sunday, Dec. 23, so please send them in by noon Friday, Dec. 21.

Thanks for reading, and for sharing.

Tom Hewitt is the opinion editor for the Anchorage Daily News.

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Tom Hewitt

Tom Hewitt is opinions editor of the ADN. He previously was editorial page editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and news director of KTVF and KXDF in Fairbanks.