It’s November 20th and Thanksgiving is upon us. It happens to be my favorite holiday and I’ll be taking tomorrow off instead of Friday so that I can shop for all things wonderful. I simply love to cook and need to make cornbread and apple pie on Wednesday, along with green bean casserole from scratch. We are sharing the day with wonderful friends who will be spatchcocking the bird and bringing other great sides. My excitement is palpable.
But even beyond the bounty of comfort food there is something cozy about the day in and of itself. So many of us have the Macy’s Day Parade on while cooking and then continue with watching football. Or for those of us more inclined to get out and about, we may play a game of touch football. Whatever your tradition, or if you are making new ones, spending time with friends and loved ones is a true blessing.
Thanksgiving is a reminder to us to feel thankful for the life we lead, knowing with all the stress, hurdles, disappointments, and day to day mundane each and every one of us goes through, that—even then—there is something to be thankful for. We are loved. And at a basic level, our essentials are met. We are clothed, sheltered, and fed.
Life’s blessings are our daily bounty just like the turkey and stuffing are on Thanksgiving Day.
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