New Years represents the future. It’s the time to make the list of resolutions, knowing most will fall by the wayside by the spring thaw. Still, we plan, we hope, we resolve, we look forward to a new year as a reboot of our dreams and desires.
Christmas time represents the present. However you celebrate the season—Christmas, Hanukkah, or other—this is the time we rejoice in the company of family and friends, wish glad tidings to all, and open our hearts and wallets to those we love, and hopefully, to those in need.
Thanksgiving represents the past. Why? Because this is the holiday we look back over the past year and give thanks for both the strength to get through the tribulations that came into our lives as well as the many blessings.
This Thanksgiving, I can look back on the trials like my father’s death and my brother’s battle with cancer, as well as the blessings. My children are grown (too soon) into educated, loving, responsible adults, and Nathan has retired and is home for good. We celebrated our 31st anniversary in Oct. and I’m still wondering how the years went by so fast.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thanks for stopping by.
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