Governor Mills: I wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving holiday.

November 23, 2022

Thanksgiving is a time for Maine people to gather with family and friends and loved ones, to appreciate life’s blessings, and to welcome others to our tables, to our homes, and into our hearts.

Hello, this is Governor Janet Mills and thank you for listening.

This holiday season, I am so looking forward to playing with the grandchildren, cooking turkey and pies and green bean casserole, sharing time with my daughters and their children, and pausing at the very end of a very busy year to rest and reflect on the things for which I am most grateful.

A famous, ancient philosopher once said “gratitude is the highest virtue.” It is gratitude that should be in our hearts this weekend and every weekend.

And I am grateful that our state is blessed with people who value one another. People who extend a helping hand when neighbors need it most. People in Maine are independent and we are resilient, but we know we can rely on each other. 

So this Thanksgiving, let’s remember to take stock of life’s blessings, to share in love and laughter with our families and friends, and to reach out to those who are struggling this holiday season. 

As Governor I’ll continue to do all I can to address the challenges we face and to celebrate what makes our state the very best place to live and work and raise a family.

I wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving holiday.

This is Governor Janet Mills and thank you for listening.