Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Turkey Day! by DL Larson

My dish to pass is made for the big family feast. My dish for our church's Thanksgiving dinner is also ready for the oven. My turkey for our Sunday get-together is thawed and awaiting the roaster, so for the moment I have no worries!

The sun is shining, always a good thing, especially during the holiday season! The simplicity of Thanksgiving Day lightens my heart. The bustling of the Christmas season is still at bay, at least for today, as we gather to share time with family and friends.

I plan to take a moment to give thanks for the wonders in my life. I sincerely hope you will find a time for thanksgiving as well. We are a nation of plenty. Each of us has so much. We are blessed. It is right and fitting to pause and reflect on our bounty. Many will not be home for Thanksgiving, but standing guard on foreign soil. I plan to offer a special thanks to our military too. With so much unrest in the world, Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. feels all the more meaningful.

Yesterday I heard on the news an India woman talking about the terrorist attacks on her nation. She was distraught as so many are, but she also shared a bit about herself. She has been in our country since 1962 and mentioned Thanksgiving is an important day to her because of its clear message. We are a nation united. We celebrate together and Thanksgiving Day tells the world we are a caring people.

I couldn't have said it better. Happy Thanksgiving!

Til next time ~

DL Larson

1 comment:

Morgan Mandel said...

We have a lot to be thankful for.

Morgan Mandel