Associated Press
In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 file photo, Robert Bryce, right, walks with his wife, Marcia Bryce, past downed utility poles and other debris from Superstorm Sandy on Route 35 in Seaside Heights, N.J.

The most glorious autumn ever has given way to an exquisite blanket of snow and is ushering in the Thanksgiving season.

It is heart-wrenching to see the struggles of our country in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy, and it stirs deep feelings of gratitude for everyday, take-for-granted things like heat, lighting, clean running water, fresh food, friends and loved ones.

I echo Robert Brault when he said, "Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.'‚ÄČ"

Carolyn Nelson

Salt Lake City