“An open home, an open heart, here grows a bountiful harvest” – Judy Hand
Will the turkey be in the oven this year? Will the pies be cooling on the racks? Will there be conversation and companionship as we decide whether or not we can gather together with family and friends to rejoice in our bounty of blessings?
This year more than ever, we need to take time to be truly grateful. In the past we have rushed through Thanksgiving without really giving thanks. But this year, many have lost their homes . . . . give thanks for the comfort and joy of a home and roof over your head. Many have lost family members and loved ones . . . . give thanks for parents, children, grandchildren, and precious friends. Many jobs have been lost . . . . give thanks for employment and income to support your families. Many business owners have lost their livelihood . . . .give thanks and support to those who have survived this pandemic.
We have so much for which to be thankful, especially if we are lucky enough to have good health. There is much to smile about and so much we can share with others. We are a country blessed with abundance. With the gift of a grateful heart, all we have is all we really need.
Let us enjoy a “true Thanksgiving.”