I have changed my mind back and forth about this year's Thanksgiving. On Sunday I wanted a large feast by Monday I was ready to pick up a honey baked ham and call it a day. Today is Tuesday and I have committed and bought a descent size turkey. There is no turning back. I love Thanksgiving and what it does to my soul. I get to retreat into a semi 48 hour trance like state of home-goodness. I chop, I season, I mince, I grill, I bake and I broil and in the end I want to see your face when you taste the masterpiece I have created while on my trance state.
The energy I put into the meal I prepare is consuming but I like being consumed by that moment by the smells in the kitchen by the anticipation of my final creation. The joy and peace I gather from Thanksgiving is the type of joy a runner feels after a marathon. Rendered to nothingness but completely satisfied.
That is the type of thanksgiving I want my children to have. The quiet and unspoken when no one is watching. When no one is minding the holiday month. An internal understanding of what thankfulness really means.
|She reminds me of this tiny squirrel...|
Out and loud I will say I am thankful for my family and for having a great sense humor. For being outspoken, creative and always keeping me on my toes. For the many friends that surround me and continue to give life a thousand and one colors. I am even thankful for the love I have for this holiday and for providing me an excuse to not only feed my body but my mind and soul.
Be thankful today and everyday.
Happy Thanksgiving and please stay sweet.