With a blink of an eye, Thanksgiving has come and gone. I have a lot to be thankful for, including the 15 pounds I’ve put on. Every pound was worth it, as the power of Thanksgiving brings together my three favorite F’s – family, friends and food.
We love them, even when we hate them. During Thanksgiving, we gather around together and share stories of old and new, forgetting whatever family drama may exist. We put away the distractions and listen to one another, catching up on each other’s lives and what lies on the horizons. After all, Thanksgiving is just the kick-off of more glad tidings to come.
For the friends, we may or may not see, we’re thankful for them. Their personality traits that some may call ‘flaws’, we discover their true ‘diamonds in the rough’. They are the shoulders we lean on, sometime even cry on. Friends never to be forgotten because they haved lived our chapters with us and still choose to play a character in our novel.
With great company, comes great food – and lots of it. We share recipes, cook and bake together – best of all eat together.
When my family and friends are around, I am thankful for expandable pants. Because I think there’s some truth to the fact, that happy people are those who don’t think about diets and calories but those who know and live by the motto – “Eat. Drink. And Be Merry!” After all, turkey is available at the grocer’s all year round – why not spread the power of Thanksgiving, each and everyday? Gobble! Gobble!