Thanksgiving has always meant, lots of menu planning, many days of grocery shopping,
and inviting those I love to join me at the dinner table. But, when I really think about
what this day means . . . I realize that it’s not just a day to chomp on good food. It’s not
just a day to celebrate the first Thanksgiving with the pilgrims and the Indians. It’s not
just an excuse to get a new outfit, it’s a day to be with those people who I’ve been blessed
with. People like my sons, daughter, grand-daughters.
Ultimately, I would also enjoy the company of my sister & brothers! There is also plenty
of room for Aunts & Uncles, Moms & Dads, beloved friends . . . I could continue with this list,
but you know who they will be at your table.
So, as I enjoy this holiday I’ll be grateful for much more than the basic things, I’ll be
grateful to be alive, to be able to deal with my illness and enjoy . . . just being! I give
thanks everyday to all the branches of the Military, for their sacrifice and the sacrifice
of their families, for making sure that we are all protect! Thanksgiving shouldn’t only
be on November 24th, it should be . . . everyday of every week, every minute of
everyday, because you never know when you might need help from those around you.
Therefore, I try my very best to be as cheerful, helpful, and kind to those around me,
because I am thankful just to have lived half-a-century, and hope to live the other half
with joy in my heart!