Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!  

Whether you are spending the holiday alone or with your dysfunctional family, count your blessings.  If you are alone: count your blessings it isn't with your dysfunctional family.  If you are spending it with your dysfunctional family: count your blessings you aren't alone.  Isn't that the way it is?  The grass always seems greener on the other side. We always think it would be better, if only...

I have always loved the holidays.  It was always a family time.  But after moving to Florida and my immediate family all back in New York, my holidays have changed.  Being alone, I started my own traditions.  My Thanksgiving consisted on cooking a complete turkey dinner for myself (a couple of times my brother joined me).  While the turkey cooked, I watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV.

I do Believe!

  Besides being from New York and the parade taking me home,  I had the pleasure and experience to go to the parade one year.  It was fun and my sister's little Maltese was dressed in Santa's coat and hat.  Mrs. Claus spotted him from the float and pointed him out to Santa and the elves and we got lots of waves from them all and looks from the crowd... we had dinner at my sister's after in her apartment in Manhattan.  Now,  I always wait for Santa to see if it is the same one; so far it is!

This year  I wasn't counting on cooking a complete dinner but a easier turkey dinner just the same BUT I was invited over to a new friend's home here in the park.  I am very thankful.  After waiting for my coffee yesterday morning I knew  was no where near ready for the holidays, no less Thanksgiving!  I've been concentrating on the craft fair forever!

So this year's plans are breakfast with the Macy's Day Parade and dinner around the  block with friends...and thankful for it and all the memories of past Thanksgivings.

Whatever you do, where ever  you go, be thankful for what you have.  There are so many families displaced this holiday season due to the hurricane Sandy on the northeast coast...keep them in your thoughts and prayers.  Remember, it is not what we have but who we are that defines us.  "Things" can be rebuilt or replaced, people can't... not even dysfunctional families!

God Bless you and keep you.  



  1. Happy Thanksgiving! Remember, when you have a furbaby you are never along! God bless you!

    1. Thank you Deb!! I hope you had a wonderful day too. Dinner and friends were wonderful and I am still full! My furbaby was so happy to see me and sniff goodies. Right now she is curled up against me and all is right with our world...I hope with yours too. :) ~pat


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