What is Your Favorite Memory of Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving is coming! Despite the Christmas decorations and paraphernalia everywhere you shop, the greatest holiday between Halloween and Christmas Day, is Thanksgiving. I see this wonderful day being overshadowed by the emphasis on those other more commercial holidays. How do you market an attitude of the heart rather than the momentary bliss of celebrating marketing agendas? (Gosh, I’m beginning to sound like a radical…I do enjoy Halloween or the exaltation of fall/harvest and Christmas). I just have wonderful memories of Thanksgiving day with family, awesome food, football, and mostly fun and laughter.
My most precious memory was the Thanksgiving when I was in the sixth grade. My mom had clients that were very wealthy who were going on vacation during the holiday and offered my mom the use of their gorgeous home for our family to celebrate. This house had all the best of everything (at the time): crystal stemware, dishes, linens, furniture, heated floors, a guest house and a bath house by the pool, and so much room. We all had a great time exploring, and all of our relatives were invited! I hadn’t seen some of my cousins in years and my grandmas made the best dishes ever, both were fabulous cooks, and the best part was seeing my mom so happy! It was always her desire to have family around her, after all she raised six kids and was the most joyful when she could get the whole lot of us together. The memory of that special day is still so vivid in my spirit and it has become my greatest joy too, to have family around in celebration of the thankfulness we share.
What are some of your favorite memories? Comment to me and share please, I’d love to hear your stories!