Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays around the Medeiros house. There’s my father-in-law’s secret ingredient turkey, so tender, juicy and delicious (pssst, the secret ingredient is not an ingredient but the cooking method, roasting in a brown paper bag…don’t tell anybody). There’s the pumpkin pie, stuffing, gravy, potatoes, rolls, kimchi, sweet potato casserole, cranberry green beans…
Whoa. Sorry. Food coma. And that’s just from writing about it.
But the best part of Thanksgiving isn’t the food, it’s the folks. All of those wacky, weird, loving, brilliant people we call family (blood related or not). And I am so thankful for them (you know, like 99.9999999% of the time).
And while we may not need a holiday to remind us to count our blessings, it is Thanksgiving and so ’tis the season to give thanks.
Whether it’s big or little (and I’m a big believer in being thankful for the little things), silly or profound, a joy or a blessing -in-disguise, just remembering to be thankful can turn our world around.
And, when we remember to share what we have with those around us in need, we gain more to be thankful for. Because blessings multiply when they’re divided.
What are you thankful for this year?
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My family and I are going internet-free November 25 – December 3. While this might be traumatic for some of us, it’ll be good for all of us. Or else.
My wonderful mom has graciously agreed to approve comments for me, so nobody has to hang out in comment limbo until I log back in (except for spammers, of course 😉 ). This will be my last post until we return.
I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving. May you be blessed with ever more to be thankful for.
turkey by Will Kimeria, on Flickr CC BY 2.0
Thanksgiving at the Trolls by floodllama, on Flickr CC BY 2.0