November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

On this Thanksgiving Day 2012, we pause once again to remind ourselves of the many blessings we have. In this country, we’ve just exercised our freedom to vote our choice for those we feel will best represent our interests. We are free to work in a place that educates young people who will one day lead our world in many different callings. We have so many choices in our everyday lives for the foods we eat, the clothes we wear, the vehicles we drive, the entertainment we seek—choices that are not available to so many people around our world.

We are very fortunate to have this time to spend with our families and friends and we would all do well to remember this Thanksgiving those who have gone before us and those who will follow us. Especially at our University, so many have led the way and made it possible for us to enjoy the fruits of their work. And our mission should be to show our thankfulness by continuing to carry the Northwood Idea to our students, our friends, our partners around the world.

Thanksgiving is more than a day to eat turkey and watch football (although they are not bad things!!). It’s a time to remember how fortunate we are and to be thankful for the many reasons we have to be happy.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday with those you love!


Keith A. Pretty, J.D.
President and CEO
Northwood University
4000 Whiting Drive
Midland, MI 48640