It’s Thanksgiving in the U.S. today. Growing up, this was probably my least favorite holiday. I didn’t much like turkey, and there isn’t really much else going on. (Even my regular television programs weren’t on!)
But as an adult, this has become perhaps my favorite holiday. It seems to be the one unadulterated holiday left. There are no presents, no chocolate… Being thankful for what we have… Family, friends, and food remain the heart of the holiday.
Today is a day to reflect on the good that has come to us over the past year, and try to make peace with the bad.
It is frustrating that Christmas has long been trying to hone in on this day. The consumer frenzy of Black Friday has always struck me as obnoxious. That it starts this evening is even more annoying. But I just try to ignore it and enjoy this day.
I am thankful for very many things, not the least of which is that I have the luxury to take a few moments to reflect on the good things in my life. I hope everyone has someone to spend the day with, and some good food to enjoy.