Today is the eve of the most popular American holidays, Thanksgiving. And yes, it’s not just another day. It’s a chance to balance the scales.
I would like to give thanks to those I love, who have touched my life and made my world a better place to live. Of course, I would have to start with my nuclear family, my composite family, my first grade school teachers, all but two of my colleges professors … well you do get the point.
If you are in my life, you know who you are and you know I love you and thank my Higher Power for you.
Give thanks to Jessie Wilcox Smith for this amazing print.
Give thanks for those who break bread and share our joy. Take a few moments to remember those who are no longer sitting at the table. Immortality is remembering their smiles.
Thanks for the books we read. Each time we hold them in our hands, or view them on our modern device, think of the person whose love and labor brought you the wonder of new worlds and fantastic tales. Embrace them, they are a gift.
Thanks for the games we play. From the checker boards to the computer screen, from the soccer field to the backyard.
Play as hard as you work.
Thank you for this day and for every day.
A special thanks to the cooks, the football fans, the kids under foot. Enjoy those crazy times because they only come around once. Once the wonder of her first smile, his first baby tooth, once for that magic moment when babe in arms, grandma sits alone in the living room, rocking and remembering. One time when they believe your far-fetched tale, one time to capture that six-year-old toothy grin.
I wish each of you and your loved ones a peaceful and joyous Thanksgiving Day.
fOIS In The City
There you have it. One of my slightly altered holiday archives. Starting, Wednesday, November 28, you will be treated to a selection of five holiday posts from my archives.
Yes, graphics and photographyare reprinted. However, I do not advertise, nor do I profit from the use of old or new graphic art. Credit is given and if offense is taken … remember … it’s a time to be jolly … to be of good cheer.