I know we have a global audience, and that not all of you will be celebrating Thanksgiving today like we do here in the United States, but all the same, it’s an opportunity for me to express my gratitude to you. For your readership, for your prayers, and for your support of our work here at 1P5. We really do appreciate you all so much.
To be honest, today snuck up on me. Things have been so busy, and the next thing I knew, we were here. It’s the nature of our work at 1P5 to cover a lot of heavy stories, and we don’t have a lot of opportunities to lighten up and just have a laugh. I’m actually late, right now, to go start cooking the Turkey (we’re going to do it on our smoker this year. So good!) so I can’t stay long, but I wanted to share something with you before I go – a moment of levity I hope you’ll enjoy.
So as the media guy in our family, last night I wound up working on a Thanksgiving video for my wife Jamie to send to her clients (Jamie has worked in real estate for many years). It was supposed to be a poignant video, with sentimental music and a nice voiceover with a Thanksgiving message. The problem was, I couldn’t get it right. I was tired from working all day, it was late, and I was being called for dinner. My script wasn’t working. The timing was off and the words weren’t hitting the visuals. So in a moment of amused apathy, I just decided to narrate whatever came to mind as the video played on screen.
It wound up being pretty ridiculous, but we all had a good laugh about it. I was going to make a video for all of our readers, too, but I just ran out of time. So instead, I hope you’ll watch the silly video below and enjoy it too. There’ll be time enough again for serious news tomorrow.
God bless you and yours, and happy Thanksgiving!
Publisher & Executive Director
Steve Skojec is the Founding Publisher of OnePeterFive.com. He received his BA in Communications and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2001. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Crisis Magazine, EWTN, Huffington Post Live, The Fox News Channel, Foreign Policy, and the BBC. Steve and his wife Jamie have eight children. You can find more of his writing at his Substack, The Skojec File.