Closer look at the news puts lift line complaints in worldly perspective |

Closer look at the news puts lift line complaints in worldly perspective

Thanksgiving morning, I found myself reading in the Summit Daily News about the issue several locals had with Breckenridge Ski Resort’s policy of staggering the various lift openings and therefore creating long lift lines.

In the same Thanksgiving Day issue, I read of the horrible bombing in Kenya and the continued horror of living in the Middle East.

While I am certainly not an apologist for the ski area, this juxtaposition made me grateful and thankful that I live in a beautiful community where it is not an act of courage to send your kids to school, shop at the grocery store, or even stay in a hotel.

We don’t live in Israel, Palestine or Kenya. Our children are well-nourished and women are not denigrated as second-class citizens.

Sure, we sometimes have long lift lines, capacity chaos and gridlock, but let’s get real and be thankful for the things we do have.

Incidentally, if you want to avoid those long lift lines, join my friends and me for sunrise hikes up Peaks 8, 9 or 10.

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