We grow up thinking that we know what Thanksgiving is all about, but as we get older the meaning changes. In grade school most of us had to dress up as pilgrims and draw colorful turkeys. After doing that for several years, I decided I really didn’t like turkeys.
As the years progressed, emphasis was put on the happenings of the moment. My peers and I were thankful for getting a drivers license and graduating from high school. Then as life went on, we were thankful for marrying and having families of our own. Many of us are very grateful for having wonderful children and grandchildren. And, of course, let’s be thankful that we are still here to be with our families.
As we all moved on with our lives, we realize that nothing means more to us than being happy, healthy and free. Yes, we can be thankful that we live in the greatest country in the world.
Sometimes we lose sight of what we have, and think too much about what we don’t have. We have been inundated with the frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday which puts the emphasis on material things.
In our home, we give thanks for family and friends, and hope that we can all be together next year for another bountiful feast.
From our family to yours, we wish you all a very Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving.