“the table is a meeting place, a gathering ground,
the source of sustenance and nourishment, festivity, safety, and satisfaction.
a person cooking is a person giving; the simplest food is a gift.”
may you gather today with those you love to share your gifts.
as we prepare to gather together in a few days
often with all kinds of people
often anticipating how it will go
often happily surprised.
“it’s never the differences between people that surprise us.
it’s the things, that against all odds, we have in common.”
photo credit: muppets.disney.com
4 of the 6-pack taking their turn in group charades.
6 of the 6-pack will have different memories of thanksgiving.
“it’s like your children talking about holidays,
you find they have quite a different memory of it from you.
perhaps everything is not how it is,
but how it is remembered.”
on this day of thanksgiving, i am grateful for having enough.
“enough is as good as a feast.”
credit: beautiful feast created by the kinder
awaiting tomorrow’s gathering.
“this is the power of gathering
it inspires us – delightfully
to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful
in a word, more alive.”
art credit: Debbie and Mike Schramer, using treasures they gathered from the forest.
“i am thankful for every moment.”
image credit: napkin party
how many grandies (and one hoverboard) does it take
to help me carry all of my leftovers home?
this is very kind and also might be a sign
that I am bringing home too much food.
“leftovers in their less visible form are called memories.
stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart.”
“gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received.
thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling.
thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”
-henry van dyke
happy thanksgiving and much gratitude to all
image credit: ida bohatta (children’s book illustrator and author)
with the big holiday looming
don’t spend a minute worrying about
what to do with all the leftovers
the solution is just waiting for you to discover
what’s the weirdest jello recipe you’ve ever been served?
was it considered:
a salad substitute?
a side dish of the main meal?
“it’s as if we spend our entire lives avoiding Jell-O
but it is always there at the end, waiting.”
-john grisham, ford county
image credit: kraft/general foods – vintage ad
this family of turkeys behind the line at the parade
may or may not realize
that they have actually become a part of the parade.
“in general, costumes are the first thing in life
that let other people know who we are.
they indicate who the person is without saying anything.”
at the 2018 macy’s thanksgiving day parade – new york, ny, usa