Thank God I’m a South Dakota Girl

I’m a news follower.  My mornings start with CNN and morning coffee, continue with NPR during my commute, and my evenings are spent with Scott Pelley.  It is our civic duty as American citizens to know what is going on in our country and the rest of the world. 

I have always been thankful to live in South Dakota.  However, I don’t think I have ever been quite as appreciative of our quiet state as I have been over the last few weeks.  I am thankful I have never had to go through a school crisis.  I am thankful that we are so far off the radar that bombings and other terrorist activities have not directly affected our state.  I am thankful that the only reason we make the national news is for snow storms in May. 

Life is quiet here in South Dakota.  Gas, milk, and land prices set us South Dakotans back a little, but I wouldn’t change it.  I hope none of you reading this have to ever worry about the safety of your children at schools or your safety at public gatherings.  I pray for everyone in this magnificent state each day.  Hopefully I can continue to follow the news and not hear of tragedy striking South Dakota. 

Please continue to pray for the families affected by the Boston bombing attack and the families in California who are fighting a very early wildfire season. 

God Bless,
The Displaced City Girl

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