Letter: Thankful for beauty in world

Whenever Thanksgiving comes, we all look back on what we’re most thankful for. Many say they are thankful for their families and friends. However, there is another thing to be thankful for: the many species of plants and animals that we share this planet with.

We should be thankful that we live in a world where wolves howl in the night, or herds of elephants roam across the vast savannahs of Africa. At every turn of the earth, there is beauty in the world of nature, which is definitely something to be thankful for. We should also be thankful for the people who have dedicated their lives to protecting these animals, such as Dr. Jane Goodall, who dedicated her life to studying and protecting wild chimpanzees, or the late Daphne Sheldrick, who rescued many orphaned elephants.

We should be thankful for the fact that we live on the only known planet that supports all these species of plants and animals.

Thomas Miller Huffman, Lima

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