I presume most of us start eating dessert early Thanksgiving morning; I know I do.
This tradition started as a child - I remember watching my Mother every Thanksgiving Eve rolling out pie dough on the huge black countertop in my parent's home. There were two heaters in the kitchen, one on each side of the room; Pammy and I would sit, each of us on one heater vent, opposite sides of the room, knees pulled up to our chest, tshirt pulled over our knees and down to our feet, monopolizing all the hot air to ourselves... and there we would wait as she would cut the ingredients and flour the counter. As soon as she started rolling it out we would hop up, sneak several handfuls dipping them in cinnamon sugar as she decorated the crust and filled the dough with delicious fillings.
So after a cozy sleep dreaming of pie, we could nothing to stop ourselves from whipping up a bowl of fresh cream to get our first taste of Thanksgiving Dessert, first thing in the morning. Why would we?
I hope you get lots of pie today; I know I will!
I copied this video from my sisters blog. Without sounding trite, I was truly touched by this video. I feel it embodies the purpose of giving thanks, and expresses better than I could articulate, the feelings I have for the wonderful blessings I've been given in my life. Too often I find myself wrapped up in the things I hope for - the things I wish I had, but I have been reminded lately the journey is the purpose and the joy is in the journey; finding bliss regardless of circumstance.
Be thankful, simply.