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.