During the holidays, it’s easy to get swept away by the minutia and the stress of the season: entertaining the in-laws; spending 24 hours preparing dinner; waiting in Black Friday lines to buy your kids expensive gadgets they’ll immediately break, or worse, that they won’t even like. For us working at The Georgetowner, we get caught up publishing stories about Thanksgiving, Christmas, the New Year and the myriad festivities that go with it. This Thanksgiving, in the midst of non-stop schedules and working lunch breaks, we would like to take a pause to celebrate the spirit of the season. We are thankful for our families. Both for each individual one and for The Georgetowner’s greater family, which is the community we live and work in. We are thankful for the small businesses that keep this community alive and thriving, for its citizens who make up its heart and soul, for the students who bring energy and vitality and for all those people who devote their time to keeping Georgetown a unique, vibrant and safe corner of D.C. You have our sincerest gratitude.