Happy Thanksgiving! In the words of John Greenleaf Whittier, may “thy life be as sweet, and its last sunset sky / Golden-tinted and fair as thy own Pumpkin pie!” Side note: mine is cooling right now.
Even though I am don’t enjoy 99% of traditional Thanksgiving fare, I’m 100% a celebrator of this holiday! There should be a Thanksgiving every month, or even every week, because there is just SO so SO so much to be thankful for. I would just like to name four things that right now I am incredibly thankful for:
- Faith- I am Catholic and having a faith to hold on to is my rock throughout this unpredictable Army life
- Family – my perfect husband is my best friend, and our darling baby is the apple of our eyes
- Health- there have only been a few times in my life where I have been generally “unwell” and I hated it!
- Memories- as a very sentimental person, it means so much to have years of memories that make me smile
I know Thanksgiving is not simply about being thankful. It’s historic roots call to mind a sense of patriotism and honor among us. The holiday also stands as a reminder to give, share, and nurture– both our own family, as well as the families in our world. I don’t want to get preachy or cliche about it, so I will stop there. But I would love to hear from you in the comments! What does Thanksgiving mean to you, and how do you celebrate it?