How did you spend your Thanksgiving Day? Was it a visit to your church? Watching the parade? Football game? Eating dinner and chatting with family and friends? Maybe it was all of the above. The important thing is that you stopped, paused and remembered the day.
I gave an hour to prayer, reading and silent meditation. It helped me get the day off to a good start. Afterwards, I watched the American Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit. Each year, the floats get bigger, more interesting and colorful. It is super to see how one uses creativity, ingenuity and art! I do not believe I mentally marked a favorite. As a musician, I always enjoy the bands. Most play Christmas music and . . . it kind of gives you an early start on the “spirit of Christmas.”
Who prepared the dinner? You or someone else? What did you eat? Was it the traditional stuff . . . you know, turkey, dressing cranberries, pumpkin pie . . . ? We went to my brother’s house and ate heartily–with all of the trimmings. I contributed a delightful apple pie that I bought at Costco. No, I did not try to pass it off as one I baked myself. Its presentation had Costco written all over it. Doesn’t it look good? Costco’s chefs are really good. The crust just melts in your mouth. Mm-m-m! Everything about the dinner was good–the food, conversation, recollections–no, there were no family squabbles. It was a fun day.
If you are a Detroit Lions fan, you know they got clobbered by Milwaukee’s Green Bay Packers. I think most people thought that would happen, but Detroit fans were hoping for something different. Afterall, it’s just a game! It looks like Henry Ford did not enjoy his day as much as he had wished. His interview days before the game let everyone know he felt a complete day would be “a win for the Lions.” There is always next Thanksgiving Day.
Ok, I think I’m done. Tell us how you spent your day . . . nothing spectacular, just a sentence or two.
So long, see you soon!