My Favorite Holiday - Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving. It's my favorite holiday of the year. I love how uncommercialized it is. I love the historical significance, the personal nature of what it means and the food. We must never forget the food.

I find it inspiring to think of Pilgrims who'd come to this unknown place for religious freedom and personal opportunity and their Indian neighbors, who'd helped them survive starvation, sharing a feast together. A feast of gratitude.

I find it humbling to take the time to reflect on my life and the many blessings I have. I love the Thanksgiving circle at Grandpa and Grandma's house, where everyone tells something they're grateful. I try to acknowledge the people I'm thankful for and to let my Heavenly Father know how much I appreciate my blessings.

And I love the food--the pies that don't get made any other time but the holidays, the stuffing that I could eat forever, so I only make it at this time of year, the cream cheese, chocolate and nut twists, the sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce... I could go on and on. My mouth is watering.

So in honor of this holiday that I love, let me say thank you. Thank you to each of you who come and read my blog and leave your comments. Thanks for everyone who helped me with my book. Thanks to wonderful family, amazing friends and good neighbors. And thanks to my Heavenly Father, who continues to bless me beyond what I deserve.

Happy Thanksgiving! Now go feast.


Anonymous said...

I like Thanksgiving, too. It's nice to have a holiday that is all about family and tradition.

You have a nice Thanksgiving too. I enjoy reading your blog.


Leslie said...

happy thanksgiving. it was a good day yesterday. glad you came back to mom and dad's for a visit.

now i am curious... did lori give you some twist? be honest...

Karey said...

I didn't know Lori made twist and my family was even asking about it. No, I got no twist. And I even dropped off stuffing. We're going to have to have a chat with her!

Scott / Lori said...

I did not make twists. I am SORRY! I make them about every other Thanksgiving and then for the family Christmas party.

I love Thanksgiving too. I love that it is such a family centered holiday.We are all so blessed and have so much. Hope you had a great day!

Anonymous said...

Thanksgiving is a beautiful holiday. I love the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hearts are more open to showing love and gratitude to those around us as well as to our Heavenly Father who sent His beloved son, the ultimate gift ever given. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that this Christmas season will be your best ever.