Yesterday we celebrated Thanksgiving at our house. I know we’re early, but it has become a tradition for us, since my husband and son are Wisconsin hunters and hunting opens the week of Thanksgiving. In a way I feel blessed to be able to celebrate ahead of the fray, because there is no pressure from the world. We don’t have to think about Black Friday. We aren’t inundated with football games. We are simply together enjoying each other’s company – which is what I imagine the first Thanksgiving was.
Tradition is good. Finding times to be with those you love is even better. As time goes by, families become busier. They are sometimes split by having to share time with the in-laws. It’s really great to just have a lovely dinner together, enjoy stories of old times and actually talk to one another without the busyness of outside influences.
Our small family of five has been added to, over the years with two son-in-laws and three grandchildren. Our table used to be overflowing with people, but daughter number one is now living in So. Carolina with her family, so we turned to FACE TIME this year to share some electronic time with them. The internet is something to be thankful for at times like this.
It doesn’t matter what day you celebrate this special time of gratitude and family. The joy we receive from God’s bounty is something that should be noticed every day of our lives. God blesses us in so many ways. If we think about those blessings rather than our problems, there’s no doubt they will outnumber the problems. So from my house to yours, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!