After all these years of typing and writing, I wonder what will I say this year to those that read my site. Do I have a favorite Thanksgiving and a least favorite Thanksgiving? In truth every Thanksgiving is different, and this year no exception. One more missing from our normal table at the inlaws, whether dinner is served or not. Thanksgiving a reminder of American tradition, not celebrated by the world, but in truth maybe should be. It is a celebration of survival of the first year in a strange new world for the Puritans. It is a reminder of how thankful we should be that we as a nation we are still surviving during a crucial time in history. Maybe the world should be thankful that they are becoming over comers too.
The news is ever changing but the truth of God's word never fails. If I could change one thing this year, it would be the higher prices in gas, the higher prices on groceries, and the higher prices of items for the holidays even Christmas.
Then I think no this is the season to be ever thinking ahead, and maybe making homemade gifts for next month. Maybe pull out the ideas of decorations being homemade too. Maybe this is the year of all things homemade. Yet if it is, then we have to ask ourselves is it because there no money, or the rise in prices soaring have us all in a silent tizzy of what this season may mean from the economic side of things.
No this season must be more then a season of grinching, but a season of giving. A season of being thankful. A season of celebrating the harvest in our land that will supply more then what we need for winter. Maybe a celebration like whoville, despite the Grinch thinks that he has won again this year. The point being our season of thanksgiving comes from the heart, the season of Christmas comes from the heart as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. A reminder to give thanks as several people clearly pointed out to me prepares our hearts for not only Thanksgiving day but for the weeks ahead for Christmas. I have been doing a countdown for Thanksgiving and Christmas in Dailies for more years then I can count on one hand. This year is no different. We need that reminder of being thankful to be able to set that mood to help us be thankful for the greatest gift of all, and that birth of God's only begotten Son.
These next two months bring joy and not sorrow, though good memories and bad. Through tradition and nontraditional activities. The battle to make this year special to our hearts this year too. May God bless you and keep you this thanksgiving. Manager turtle30cshell Christina Farris.