Happy Thanksgiving everyone! It’s that time of year where we join with family and friends to celebrate what we are thankful for. Today, I’m gathering with a small group of immediate family and it will be a relaxed holiday with, I’m sure, more than enough food. We’ll have leftovers for days! My mother purchased a 22 pound turkey for 6 1/2 people, the half being my 3 year old, although, at the rate he’s eating these days, he might clear more than the adults!
So many negative things are happening in the world, but it’s important to remember to look to the positive things in life too, and know that there are always good people, deeds, and circumstances. The co-worker who’s family is traveling for the holidays, and she would have spent it alone if it weren’t for the multiple Thanksgiving Day invitations she received to celebrate with friends. The couple trying for years to have a child and had to resort to In-Vitro Fertilization, which was successful on their first try. The food drives, donations, and assistance at homeless shelters and food banks that tick up this time of year. The long line at the blood bank with citizens of Paris wishing to help out anyway they could after the terrorist attacks there. These are examples of the millions of things that we do to help one another, connect, and create a better world, a better future, and those are the things I like to focus on, as I cherish my healthy family, my happy home, and the fortunes that I have been given.