My Favorite Time of Year | Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is my most favorite holiday ever! Not only because it is during my birth month (Scorpio in the house!) but because of all of the wonderful food and family. When I say family, they don't have to be blood relatives. You know, those special people in our lives who have no relation to us, but we love just the same. Not only is the air filled with succulent food aromas, but it is also filled with love. Yeah, that was a bit corny, but you understand.
This year my brother who lives in California will be coming to visit and he will be bringing his new girlfriend. None of us have met her yet, so this should be interesting. In case you don't know, I have 6 siblings from my mother and 2 additional from my father and most of them are women. Anyway, my other brother who lives in North Carolina is supposed to be coming with his family. It has been a few years since we have seen him and we're looking forward to it. Unfortunately my sister who lives in Arizona won't be able to join us, but there will probably be a Face Time session or phone call.
I don't know about you, but this has been a rather tumultuous year. We lost many people and horrible things have happened. I'm not sure what next year will bring, but hopefully it will be better than this year. I guess you can't really appreciate the good things if you don't experience the bad things. What's good and what's bad are actually quite subjective, but we all go through it. To me, Thanksgiving is that time to appreciate all that you have and show your appreciation for the people in your life.
Even though my childhood wasn't the best, it was a good one. I always felt loved. There was always someone with me to help me through the tough times. We may not have always had what we wanted, but be always had what we needed. Not everyone can say that. I am blessed to have a wonderful husband and son, a great career, both my parents are still living and I have wonderful siblings and friends. Not only that, my family and friends know how to cook and cook well! In fact, one of my sisters is in culinary school right now learning to be a chef. I am so excited for her I could burst!
Anywho, I hope each and everyone of you reading this blog has a magical Thanksgiving. Here's a hint that may help...try not to talk politics if you can help it. I guess it's okay to talk politics if you know that everyone voted for the same person. If you don't know that, then keep it to yourself. I think it would be too much to ask for everyone to be civilized during those discussions. I've heard of families who have stopped speaking over this last election. Besides, you're with family. There are way more important and entertaining things to talk about than politics. You know like when you all were little and your sister Susie stuck a key in the outlet causing a blown fuse and lots of sparks. If there isn't anything other than politics to talk about then you need to do a little living.
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