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Happy Thanksgiving Day 2015

Published: November 25, 2015 | Last Updated: November 25, 2015 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

A Thanksgiving Day wish from me to you…

Each of us has a great deal for which to be grateful (I happen to think I’m one of the most fortunate people in the world). But Thanksgiving Day is never all it’s cracked up to be. Sometimes the Turkey burns or the pie falls flat.

The holiday brings with it idealized notions of large, amicable extended families feasting on plenty. And it’s easy to see those depictions and feel like we somehow fall short of the dream, to varying extents.

Some people are alone. Some are eating with people they really would rather not be with. Others have little to eat or are stuck in hospitals, prisons or other institutions. It’s hard to imagine what it might be like for people living in war-torn nations.

At my house, I’m missing some of the family members who once had a seat at my table but I’m even more thankful for those who are there. Life has its twists and turns. Thanksgiving comes and goes each year and no two are exactly the same. That’s because life has its up and downs—sos do friendships. It’s often a balancing act trying to ride the waves.

Depending on where you live and whether or not you celebrate, I hope you find a way to enjoy the day and the people who around you. I’m so thankful you have shared your friendship stories and quandaries me and other readers, and have made us all better people because of it.

My warmest wishes for a day filled with blessings, Irene

[reprinted in part from a previously published post]

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  1. Amy F says:

    Thanks for the very nice wishes. I hope your holidays are wonderful.

  2. Maddie says:

    Happy Holiday season, Irene, and all.

  3. Jannie says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, it is a time to be truly thankful. Blessings to you all and keep on……..????

  4. Lauren M says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to Irene and everyone on the blog!

  5. jacqueline says:

    Dearest Irene:

    I am so thankful for you and this wonderful site, and the friends I have made here.

    God bless you all. xox

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