For those of us in the US, it’s Thanksgiving day. While our ancestors ate venison and had no sugar (or ovens) for pies, I believe the meaning of the day remains the same today as it did then – except for the football, of course. 🙂
We are stronger when we stick together. Give thanks – not just today – but every day. Express kindness and compassion for your fellow man. Share the bounty of life with those around you. It seems so simple, doesn’t it?
Rome and I spending our day with friends. Our children are coming this weekend and I will be making a very non-traditional meal: fried rice. My kids love it, and request it every year – it is sort of a speciality in my kitchen. My kids have several places that require their attendance during the Thanksgiving holiday. The fried rice tradition was my way of ensuring they stopped at our house first (no shame in my game!). If they started with my fried rice, they could load up … and then be hungry a few hours later for a more traditional fare elsewhere. Genius, right?
What are your traditions? For those out of country – what are you doing today?
As we enter into the holiday season (and an insane shopping day Friday that I will be avoiding like the plague), I wish you all a very safe, very happy holiday.
Family, friends, readers – thank you. You all make my world a brighter place.