Legislators spent this week in Frankfort wrapping up many of our Interim Joint Committees. Over the last few months, agencies, organizations and constituents have brought their agendas to Frankfort to lay the groundwork for issues we will consider during the 2020 Session. However, taking the time to reflect and give thanks for all the blessings we have received throughout the year is important too.
Thanksgiving allows us to look back on the previous year and give thanks. In November, we look back and give thanks. In December, we take that season of gratitude and turn it into a season of giving. We take the blessings on us and give back to our families and friends.
Among the things I am thankful for are the men and women of this district that I have the privilege of representing. I know not all of you voted for me, but I also recognize that I represent all of you. Many of you reach out to me to share your concerns and your opinions on topics we are considering, others do not. I appreciate that input -- even when we do not agree.
That respectful give-and-take, the conversation that grows out of a mutual understanding that it is possible to be kind to someone who feels differently about an issue, is what this very nation was founded upon. After all, is this not what the very first Thanksgiving was all about? People from different backgrounds sat down at the same table and gave thanks for what they had.
I would like to wish you and yours the very best Thanksgiving together.
I can be reached at home anytime or through the toll-free message line in Frankfort at 1-800-372-7181. You can also contact me via e-mail at Deanna.Frazier@lrc.ky.gov. You can keep track of committee meetings and potential legislation through the Kentucky Legislature Home Page at www.lrc.ky.gov and you can also follow me on Facebook @RepFrazier or on Twitter @deanna_ky.