As we approach Thanksgiving in America this week, we pause to reflect on things to be grateful for in our lives. For me the reflection is simple; I’m just thankful for every moment of my life. Thankful that I had loving parents, for my siblings, for my darling husband and children, for my dear friends and co-workers, and just smiles I share with strangers every day. Thankful for my creative nature, and all the simple joys in life; good health, music, food, laughter, baby smiles, kittens, sunsets; everything I love and for all who love me. Thankful that LOVE and PEACE still matter in this shattered world.
And of course I’m thankful for all of you who spend a minute or two on my little blog every once in a while. How blessed I am that I’ve been able to create it, and share a little fun with you. I’m hardly a social media superstar, but that’s fine. I am free to create this silliness and it brings me joy to make others happy with it. It’s been lovely to learn about other fans through this site, and to even make friends with some of you!
As we tumble head long into the Holiday season, please try not to get too tied up in the frenzy that is the shopping extravaganza season. So often I see people who are so concerned about the material things that they HAVE to buy or get for each other, or so worried that their dinner napkins don’t match, or that there isn’t enough nutmeg for the pumpkin pie. Trust me, if these are your biggest problems, consider yourself a lucky, lucky person.
Remember to treasure the moments with your loved ones – turn off your phone and talk to each other face to face. Laugh and reminisce, maybe even sing a song together. You can do it. Go on, I dare you!
And for God’s sake my fellow Americans, don’t do any retail shopping on Thanksgiving, that’s just wrong. There’s plenty of other sales this month. Besides, the greatest gift we can give each other is our love.
Bless you and all your loved ones this Thanksgiving, and every day of the year- love, Therese