Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Have you thought about your dinner for the big day? Are you preparing a dinner? I am!
I am going to try to duplicate the dinner my mom prepared. Let’s see, hm-m-m-m, that’s stuff like this:
MY OLD-FASHION DINNER
Large Baked Turkey
Old-Fashion Cornbread Dressing
Fried Sweet Corn
Green Vegetable Salad
Sliced Jelly Cranberries
Baked Dinner Rolls (maybe made from scratch)
Sweet Potato Pie
Pecan Pie (both topped with ice Cream)
What do you think of my menu? I know, I know–lots of calories, but come on, it’s only one day!
Childhood memories are the foundation of our memories today. They help to establish who we are.
While Thanksgiving Day is a time for families to get together, partake of food such as the dinner above, that day has a far deeper meaning. It dates by to 1621, (some say earlier) when the families gathered together in Plymouth, Massachusetts to honor God for a harvest–in abundance. Even though there was not enough food to feed the 102 gatherers, and the native Americans supplied the difference, those early settlers knew goodness has been bestowed on them by a power greater than themselves.
As we sit down this Thanksgiving Day, let us recall our own harvest–remember that celebration began with a tiny seed of hope, was nurtured with patience and reached fruition with reflective thought. Each day as we contribute to our growth and development, recognize that growth comes in many packages–wrapped not necessarily in monetary paper, but in peace, completeness, joy and humility.
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