What’s on your list?
Following the trail of candy and costumes we are now approaching the Thanksgiving holiday. Traditionally in the United States this holiday is celebrated with a feast of food, usually consisting of turkey and stuffing and other de-likables. The celebration of Thanksgiving can be traced back to the old pilgrim days when the feast was a celebration of the plentiful harvest and the giving of thanks.
I grew up with the traditional celebration of Thanksgiving, where the women cooked for days it seemed and family came from all over the country to gather together to break bread. As I have gotten older and have my own immediate family the tradition has been slightly altered but we still enjoy good ol’ Tom Turkey and the breaking of bread. But our giving thanks has become more of a reflection on the good things in our lives and those who we are thankful to have in our lives.
This year will be no different except I will give our thanks, publicly, in this blog.
Here is our List of Thanks:
- First and foremost we are thankful for our health. You young folk will probably not have this on your list since most often than not, the young are already blessed with great health. But as you age and the bones start creaking you start to have a better appreciation for the days of young.
- We are thankful for our family and friends who without them in our lives, life would be pretty lonely and probably not very interesting. We love you all!
- We are thankful for the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, courage to change the things we can, and wisdom to know the difference. (yes, I borrowed this but it spells it out pretty clear how to deal with everyday life).
- We are thankful that the folks at Park Avenue Animal Hospital do what they do everyday so that all of our pets can benefit from their caring, loving and knowledgeable manner. We give thanks for Dr. Rick, Dr. John, Terry, Amber, Kathy, Barb, Em, Jen, Korina, Carol, Becky, Laana, Mary V., Janicka, Ines, Gina, Scott and Kage, who are passionate about what they do and it shows. While you all may not be around our Thanksgiving table, please know that you are in our thoughts, prayers and hearts as we give our thanks this Thanksgiving holiday.
We hope you all have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday however you celebrate!