OF THANKGIVING

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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, as it is usually spent breaking bread with those we love. No pressure to buy gifts and no wrapping. Football, parades, good food. Despite the lavish meals many people prepare, Thanksgiving is simplicity. It is time spent with friends and family. It is a whole day set aside for visiting and making connections. This year is a little different for many people because of the pandemic. Many will be spending the day in a different way, with fewer people. No matter how you spend the day, may a spirit of gratitude fill your hearts and may you find something today for which to be thankful. Brighter skies, along with a Covid vaccine, are ahead. So, Happy Thanksgiving, friends. “Happy Turkey Day” somehow doesn’t seem to embody all that is good in today.

Life is good; carpe diem friends……………

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“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” — Melody Beattie

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“Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have.” — Catherine Pulsifer

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For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

The same can be said for family!