The Thanksgiving weekend is wrapping up. I had a very enjoyable time on Thanksgiving day with my family. My husband, kids and I, all shared some laughs & good times. The four of us getting together at the same time, is becoming more and more like a special occasion, and seems to come but once a month. I do believe absence makes the heart grow fonder, although I feel the need to spend as many moments together as possible with them. It is never enough. The time; whether hours or minutes, goes quickly in the presence of enjoyment.
Everything I cooked, turned out perfectly. No mishaps this year. Four days of feasting, from that one 20 lb. bird. On Friday, we had turkey sandwiches for lunch, and another full course hot meal for dinner. On Saturday, more sandwiches, and I made a huge vat of soup for dinner. When I finally realized I used the wrong size pot, I managed to burn myself pouring the piping hot stock from one pot to the larger one. Today, being Sunday, we are on day two of soup. I’m thinking I should freeze some for a rainy day, as I am considering pasta for Monday. Maybe even a steak or a burger, to mix things up.
I didn’t join the masses for the Black Friday event. Actually, I never do. I think it’s crazy to stand in line for hours, just to fight a stranger for some unnecessary and unneeded electronic or other item, that I wouldn’t normally spend the money on. I wish people would realize the true meaning of Christmas. Do they know WHY we celebrate Christmas? Do they really know WHO was born on this day?
Well, Each day I wake up, when I see my family, I thank God for giving me this life. Being human, I guess, it’s normal to see pretty things and have some desires to have them for your home, or to wear. But, I, myself, have been trying so hard to get out of that mindset. I feel I am a more simple person. One who appreciates the beauty in the nature around us, and the gifts God has given us. No. Not material goods. But things that most of us take for granted day in and day out. Things like the breath we breathe. The colors we see. Music in nature out of doors. Our feet which help us reach our destinations and hands that allow us to hold another person or an object. All of this reminds me, of a prayer I wrote in 2009 for my Thanksgiving dinner. I will end my post with that. Enjoy your family, and enjoy the life God has given you. Peace ❤
I am so very Thankful for My family. My dear Husband~my very best friend and love of my life. My 2 Children, who I am most proud of & to be givin the opportunity to be their Mother. They are the very best of me and Wal. I am Thankful for my Mother. I’m thankful for all those who have come and gone, or remained a constant in my life. Each one has touched my life in one way or another and molded me, into the person I am today.
I am thankful for my eyes to see the beauty in everything that life has to offer. I am thankful for my pets, as they give me such comfort and joy. I’m thankful for my arms; so that I may hug those who mean the most to me & to be hugged! I am thankful for my feet to carry my (sometimes aching) body wherever I choose to go. I am thankful for My ears to hear, and my heart to know Love.
I am so very thankful for God for pulling me thru my darkest hrs and believing in me and giving me more chances than I deserve.
God Bless everyone ~ may you all get to be (either in spirit or in person), with the ones you love, and value each and every moment while you can, and have a very Happy Thanksgiving. ❤
written by Pam, Thanksgiving 2009