Thanksgiving 2017

Here we are again, my favorite day of the year. This year has been one of many changes, upsets and new beginnings, all of which were needed. And, that makes this holiday season different than any other. Over the years I have realized there are a lot of reasons to be thankful, and to cherish those you hold close, and also to appreciate where you have been, who you are and the future for what it may hold.

Today I am thankful for my family of friends who have stayed true to me, and reminded me that life is beautiful, even when it is dark. I am also thankful for the online community that has been built surrounding my site, and those who are always checking in to brighten my days, or to give me a smile.

Thanksgiving is my favorite because it is the one day out of the year that people slow down and make time for one another. It is the day that families come together, no matter what differences they may have. It is the day that we all join together to feast over food and desserts, and to appreciate those around us, and to not worry about tomorrow. Even if just for a moment.

For my friends in the states, here’s wishing you and your family a wonderful and very happy Thanksgiving! May your day be filled with tons of food and loved ones. Now, with that said, I hope you’re only forced to be around those you actually want to spend time with. If you have to endure that one family member that makes your blood boil, remember, it’s my favorite day of the year! Today is the one day when nothing else matters…and drink a lot of hard liquor. May I suggest you go straight for the whiskey? lol.

For those of you, who are my friends, but not in the states, I hope you’re having an amazing day and that you’re not forced to be around anyone you don’t want to be around because, well, it’s not Thanksgiving and I don’t have a good pep-talk for you…but, whiskey helps if you’re having a terrible day, I’ve been told. LOL.

Traditions

With the holiday’s approaching, it has me thinking about traditions, and memories of years past spent with family and friends. Traditions sometimes take on a generation of repeats, while others only last for a brief moment. My family was not big on traditions, but we always made time for each other. There was not a day that went by that I did not know I was loved, and for that I am thankful.

Thanksgiving for us changed over the years, but it was always a special day to enjoy. Whether it was Mom and Granny cooking, while my oldest two brothers kept me and my twin out of the kitchen, or later years when we would join friends for their Thanksgiving dinner. It was a happy day, to enjoy friends, family, food and beautiful weather. I remember some years it was a brutal cold with wind blowing in from the north, while other times we were in short sleeves and sandals. I remember one year my twin was playing a game of pool in the garage at our friends house, and everyone was laughing and just enjoying time spent with each other. That is a tradition I hope to continue to share. Enjoy those you surround yourself with, and cherish the time you have with the people who you call family. 

What Are You Thankful For?

This is the month of thanks, and I know that for the most part it is for those of us that celebrate Thanksgiving, but this post is for everyone.

I want you to tell us what you are thankful for. It can be as detailed as you care to share, or as simple as one statement. But, I would love to have some interaction with this thread.