In my married and child-rearing days, I (Ann) always cooked the turkey, invited lots of people over and made it a celebration. I love this day because it’s not a commercial holiday, but rather one of generosity, sharing of spirit, great food (what’s not to like about that) and gratefulness.
In my earlier years, I experienced illness and tragic losses around the Thanksgiving holiday, so as a result I created the intention that I would spend every year being grateful for what I did have in my life instead of dwelling on what I didn’t.
Dina and I and her sister spent all day yesterday cooking a full turkey meal. This morning we are headed to Queens to provide this meal to their aging parents (92 and 93). To me, this is the true spirit of Thanksgiving … sharing with others.
So, on this cold, windy day in NYC, from Dina and I, we wish you a glorious day … sharing love, friendship and appreciation for all that life has to offer. Oh, and enjoy gorging yourself with wonderful food as well.