Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Thanksgiving....it has become my favorite holiday. I still enjoy Christmas and Halloween because I get to experience the excitement and joy of those holidays through my children but give me Thanksgiving. To me its about more than the meal. Sure, I love turkey and apple pie, but this holiday holds a deeper meaning. Its one of the few times in the course of the year where I can sit down and share time with the extended family with none of the complications that go with other holidays. There is no outrageous consumerism or stressful preparation (unless you are cooking for 15 people!). It is just family, good food, and football. For that, I give thanks. Our family has a tradition at the beginning of the meal and that is that we go around the table and each person says what they are thankful for. This year, as always, I'm thankful for my wife and two beautiful children and the rest of my family. I'm also thankful for a roof over my head and a job that helps put food on my table. Lastly, I'm thankful for those few places that are left where a guy can fish for small stream brook trout in a peaceful setting and enjoy nature. I hope everyone has a Happy and Filling Thanksgiving!