For most of us, Thanksgiving is one of those holidays filled with food and family.
For those without either, let us be generous in opening our hearts and our wallets and cupboards. If we’re going to be thankful, it’s good to be so actively — and there is so much need. Thanksgiving requires great thanksgiving. Some of us are so lucky. I’m humbled by the life I lead. Blessing counting is an important part of this day.
But let us also enjoy — unabashedly… and make plans to revel in the fun.
And the food. Ah, festival foods are the best. Everyone has a favorite food associated with Thanksgiving. We were all stunned when niece Jan chose stuffing as the one food she never had to eat (her brother chose broccoli, which I like, but stuffing, that great gravy conveyance?). The rest of us we all about passing the bowl around one more time.
But for some it’s the yams, for others the turkey itself.
And for me, right up there alongside the stuffing is any kind of cranberry!
I once hosted a thanksgiving feast with 8 different kinds of cranberry sauce. Oh, i was happy!
Today it’s Monday. In three sleeps, it will be Thanksgiving. Turkey. Cranberry. Stuffing.
And a lovely, lovely wedding to perform. Yep. I’m looking forward. (and i get to miss the football part, which I know is other people’s favorite piece.)
I hope your Thanksgiving is filled with thanksgiving.