I know you are madly busy today, getting ready for Turkey Day, finalizing plans or perhaps even travelling! So I will only take a quick moment.
For a day that really began only as a rather humble Harvest Celebration, Thanksgiving as a holiday has grown to be so much more. For some people it's all about the food. Well, that makes sense, harvest is literally connected to food so there ya go! For other's, Thanksgiving is mostly about family and friends coming together. Sometimes family and/or friends that rarely gets to spend time with one another, which makes it extra special. Other people focus on the football games or the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Special. You will hear no argument from me. You feel the way you feel and I support that completely. Personally one of my favourite parts is the pie. I'm all about the pie.
Usually, amidst all of the eating and talking and general merriment, somewhere along the line during the day, the literal name of the Holiday strikes most people and they take a moment to, at least quietly to themselves, make a mental list of the things for which they are most grateful.
My list is a long one. And the longer I am on this planet, the longer the list is. And it goes from the expected things like: good health and beloved family to perhaps less expected things such as the sound of a cat's purr and the magnificence of sunsets to absolutely ridiculous things like being thankful for the existence of ice cream and the invention of lip balm.
I guess the point of the holiday is yes, to enjoy the gathering of family and friends, to savour all of the wonderful food, to have fun watching football and having a great conversations but most of all, to be appreciative for all of the good in our lives.
And one of those things in my life is all of you. I am grateful for you!
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.