"Over the river and through the woods....." We all know the rest of the merry tune. 🎶 😄 The hustle and bustle has started and it's an exciting time of year. I'm sure many of you will be loading up the car, traveling to see family and friends for the much awaited turkey and dressing. Or as we like to say....."all the fixins." Translation..... there's going to be a whole lot of yummy calories! 😆
Thanksgiving always conjures up a vast array of memories for me. I think about my grandmother making her famous candied yams. I'm pretty sure she used an entire bag of brown sugar and probably a pound of butter at least. 😲 I think about the cornbread dressing and her wondering if it has enough or maybe too much sage. I think about my sister and how Thanksgiving was always her favorite holiday. Those days are over now and sometimes it brings a hint of sadness when we remember days gone by and loved one's who have passed. However, Thanksgiving is a day for giving thanks. Just like the Pilgrims gave thanks for the one's that survived that first harsh year, we also give thanks. We are thankful for not only all that we have, we are thankful for the memories of old and the dear people who gave us those cherished memories and traditions.
This year as you gather around your Thanksgiving feast, remember to give thanks for all of the blessings in your life, blessings from the past, present and future. The tradition's you start today will be the tradition's your children and grandchildren carry on in the years to come.