“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.” ~ Frederick Keonig
This year, as with the last three years i will be having my mini-thanksgiving with the portion of my family that has also moved to California.
I do miss having this day at my Grandma’s house in the small town I lived in for most of my youth with the whole family. I even forgive the years when I was a teenager, who should’ve been at the adult table, but was instead stuck with the wee ones at the small kids table! Thanksgiving with the whole family would basically consist of the annual trip down prior years’ memory lane. You know…the time when the whole family tells the same embarrassing stories about various members of the family. “Oh…remember when Isiah sat down at the table and the chair broke! He even managed to not spill a drop off his plate in his hands!” You know the stories. The same stories are told every year and they never fail to be just as funny; every moment recapped with exact detail. We will then plot the prank gifts that will happen the next time we all gather next month at Christmas. This year, I noticed my mom and aunt carried on that tradition via phone.
Ahhh…I do need to get back home for Thanksgiving. In the meantime, I am looking forward to enjoying the same buffet of Thanksgiving goodness… the family time…my opportunity to pretend I’m a domestic chef…the football…and the temporary gluttony. I wish you all the best day! Remember the point of this holiday…give thanks for all that is good in your world!