Thursday, November 25, 2004

Thanksgiving 2004

Ladies and gents, it’s that time of year again where we take a look around at the ‘To-Do List’ that never ends, the shopping that looms ahead of us, the extra pounds that we never got to lose, and we have to take a deep breath to keep from going insane. But before you put on that straight-jacket, I want to remind you that the start of the holiday season brings so much more.

It allows you to reflect on the months that have passed by – to quickly for most of us. There have been changes, great and small, that have altered us forever: it could have been a change in job or address, becoming part of a couple or becoming independent, an addition to a family or a loss of a loved one, or something as little as a kind gesture offered by a stranger that made your day a little brighter.

In a time with much uncertainty – uncertainty in our government, in our leaders of faith, and in the way American Idol’s votes were collected – there is one thing that I am certain of: each day has been made special with the thought of you.

So as the holiday stress starts to beats upon you, close your eyes (please don’t do it while driving), take a breath and remember that it’s all small potatos. As long as you live and breathe, have friends and family that think about you, have someplace warm to go to at night and a full tummy (but not too full), then you have all that you really need.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. Much love and laughter to last through the year – and spill into the next. Thank you for being a part of my life and for making me into the person that I am today. And if you don’t like me, well then that’s your own fault then, isn’t it?


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