Thanksgiving is a favorite of mine and I have written about it on numerous occasions (see below). It’s more than just the food, it’s about being around friends and family. It’s the telling of a joke or story, a fond memory, and a glass of cheer. All of this reflects on the love we have for those who surround us, to wit –
THE LOVES OF OUR LIVES
Throughout our lives we touch a lot of people.
Before you are born, you are the twinkle in your father’s eye.
When you are born, you warm your grandmothers’ hearts.
When you are a toddler, you are the apple of your mother’s eye.
When you are in grade school, you become the buddy of your grandfathers.
You form bonds with family and friends that often lasts a lifetime.
When you play well in a game, you are celebrated by your teammates.
As you enter your clumsy teenage years, you are the scourge of your parents,
But when you graduate from school, you are their pride.
As a young adult, you finally meet the love of your life.
When you marry, your mother is delighted but your father shed’s a tear.
When you have children of your own, your friends and family rejoice.
When you succeed at work, you are the toast of your business associates.
As you retire, you surround yourself with old friends and reminisce.
And when you are gone, you reside in the recesses of our loved ones’ memories, all of whom you have touched.
Each person touches many lives, not only receiving love but passing it on to others as well.
And when we gather around the Thanksgiving table, let us give thanks for the blessings we have and the love we share.
My other columns on Thanksgiving:
First published: November 26, 2019
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