Christmas Blessings

By Wayne Root
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This is my Christmas column. Let’s take one day off to appreciate blessings. We’ve all been blessed in 2019. I know I have.

First of all, I want to say thank you to the Las Vegas Review Journal. I was hired in the late summer of 2016 to write columns about the presidential election. It has now turned into 3 ½ years and almost 400 columns for the RJ. 

What an honor and privilege to present my opinions to the citizens of Las Vegas. To top it off, my column has been nationally syndicated by Creators Syndicate for over a year now. I count my blessings every day.

Living in Las Vegas has been a blessing too. Nevada is always the fastest growing state and Las Vegas is always the fastest growing city for a reason. Sunshine, low taxes, the best restaurants in the world, and smaller government. That’s an unbeatable combination. And one heck of a blessing. We all hit the lottery.

And of course, our biggest blessing of all is President Donald J. Trump. This past Saturday was the single biggest shopping day in U.S. retail history, with $34.4 billion in sales.

We all know the jobs numbers- record after record broken. The most Americans working ever. The lowest unemployment in 50+ years. The lowest unemployment ever for blacks and Hispanics.

And to top it off, 2019 is now officially the greatest year in U.S. stock market history. The Dow is up over 5,000 points for the year, and over 10,000 points since Trump’s election. 

President Trump has now increased the markets more than any president in history. That’s counting every president’s entire term in office. So, Trump has done more for the economy in less than three years, than any other president ever in eight full years. 

And I’ve already written how Presidents Bush and Obama combined over 16 years to increase middle class incomes by pennies, while Trump in less than three years, has increased middle class incomes by over $5,000, while also increasing your take home pay with lower taxes.

If you run a business, or have a job, or want a job, Trump is a one-man blessing tsunami, hurricane and tornado in one!

So, here’s my closing advice, if you want to be happy in life. Start each day by praying. And count each of your blessings. Take inventory of all the great things in your life, block out the bad. This advice alone, will change your life.

Say Merry Christmas this time of year to everyone you meet. You’ll be shocked at the positive response. 

Always say thank you, you’re welcome, and God bless you. Hold doors open for women. 

Thank God for police officers, active duty military and veterans who served and sacrificed for this country. Pray for their safety every night before bedtime. 

Thank God we were all born in the USA, the greatest nation in world history (by a mile). And we all found our way to Las Vegas, Nevada. We are all blessed. 

Lastly, I thank God for the blessing of all of my Las Vegas Review Journal readers- both conservatives and liberals. I appreciate every letter. It is a great honor to hear from each of you.

Merry Christmas.