In my mind's eye I can see refrigerators packed to overflowing in order to make room for the 14-pound bird that will soon be roasting in the oven for tomorrow's lunch. I can smell the scents of pies baking and the sounds of kitchen blenders and processors and all the "kitchen help" it takes to prepare a meal as important as the Thanksgiving Meal. I hear the laughter of family coming into town for tomorrow's festivities as they catch up on what's been happening since the last family get together. I wonder how many people are really thinking of the blessings of just having family and friends nearby or near enough to be with, or more about the delicious food they've waited 12 months to enjoy, with the nap that ensues afterwards while the football games drone away on TV. Maybe they're thinking of the savings they intend to claim on Black Friday, if they are brave enough to weather the crowds. Maybe it's the excitement or dread, both can be claimed depending on the person, of beginning the Christmas frenzy on Friday in the quest to find just the right gift for everyone on their list.
Whatever you're thinking or doing or wishing or hoping for this Thanksgiving, may you be blessed. May you be reminded that, even though you may be more poor than rich, more sad than happy, have a dinner that is more humble than feast, even if you seem to have more troubles than blessings, being thankful is truly a state of mind and a condition of the heart. May you remember the blessings of God, family, and friends, and may you make it a purposeful day in looking for those blessings. And may it absolutely be the best Thanksgiving ever.
I wish you the Happiest of all Thanksgivings
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