As you are reading this, I have a house full of almost 20 people for Thanksgiving dinner.
I have been up since the crack of dawn making sausage and sage stuffing, and getting the oversized bird into the oven.
It’s easy odds to bet that my wife is running behind me with cleaning materials and wishing I was out of her kitchen, but cooking the turkey and stuffing is my thing and has been for over 30 years. She does everything else, but all things turkey belong to me.
This year will be the world’s most beautiful granddaughter’s first, so I am sure she is holding court in the living room with all her many admirers.
The table is set, the bar is stocked, and we are looking forward to a fantastic day of family and friends.
Thanksgiving indeed is one of my favorite Holidays. There is family, friends, food, wine, football – and I do not have to buy a single present for anybody. It’s a day just to enjoy, and yes, to be grateful for all we have.
My list of things to be grateful for seems to grow longer every year. There is the usual stuff that is on everyone’s list, but when I really think about my life and how it has developed, I am inspired to give thanks for quite a number of things.