As a transplant to this country, I had never celebrated Thanksgiving before, and the thought of having a big turkey dinner the week before Christmas seemed a bit silly. But after travelling a bit more through life, it has now become my favorite holiday of all.
I love that Thanksgiving has no boundaries in its celebration. Yes, we wrap it around the joy of turkey and pumpkin pie, but it is mainly a time to pause and be grateful for what we have. If we're extra lucky, it makes us even want to give of ourselves a little more, remember fondly those we have lost, and unconditionally open up our heart and home.
Wishing you all a very happy and peaceful Thanksgiving!