Thanksgiving can be taken so many ways:
1) A day to be truly thankful for the blessings you have received;
2) A day off work, before a second day off work (a/k/a Black Friday), which leads into a weekend – thus a 4 day weekend;
3) A day to eat as much as you want and worry about the calories tomorrow;
5) Family and friends. A day to get together and enjoy the company of your loved ones;
7) A day of rest before waking at 3:00 a.m. to participate in Black Friday shopping.
So, what will I be doing this Thanksgiving? Well, I will cook a few things and then head to my mother’s where the rest of my family will eventually gather. What I won’t be doing is writing. It is a day off to be with my loved ones and a day to be thankful and a day to eat. That would be 1, 3 and 5 of the above.
This year I have a ton of things to be thankful for. Always at the top of my list is my family. I have a wonderful husband and three terrific kids. I was blessed with awesome parents, and the best brother and sister anyone could ask for. Then, there are their children and so forth. I have a fantastic family and I hope you are blessed with any equally wonderful family.
I have roof over my head, food in my kitchen, and some really great friends. My first book was published this year, Loving Lydia, with a second one due out soon, Pure is the Heart.
I am sure I have a lot more to be thankful for but they are not coming to me at the moment. What about you? What does Thanksgiving mean to you? Is it one of the seven above, or something else entirely different?
If you are around tomorrow, join me at http://amydetrempe.blogspot.com where I will be interviewing Mike Simpson, owner and founder of Second Wind Publishing.