Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving is a verb

There's so much more to Thanksgiving than turkey, dressing, and cranberry sauce.  I teach my boys that it is the act of giving thanks.  I notified the Dean of Students that if there were any students that would be alone this year, to let them know I would have plenty of food and would welcome them with open arms.

Several Thanksgiving's ago, my parents opened their homes and hearts for the holiday for three students that attended Murray State University.  Each from another country, far from home and family, with traditions of their own came that day.  It was amazing - listening to their stories and watching how their faces lit up when they spoke of home and their own holiday traditions.  I no longer remember their names but I remember their faces and remember how much joy there was that day.  There are pictures floating around somewhere that I can't put my fingers on right this minute.

This year I challenge you to give thanks instead of thanks giving.

Happy Turkey Day!


Jenny Woolf said...

Happy photos! have a great Thanksgiving!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Very well said Cathy! And great photos...Is that your mom? Bet she is pleased as punch that you put that on the world wide web! Too cute...Gotta say, though - that last picture is my favorite...It speaks volumes....Have a blessed holiday....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

floweringmama said...

Ha ha Robin, that is actually my beautiful grandmother, Sue!

Anonymous said...

Everyone was talking over the holidays about how well Mother looks now and that they must be taking good care of her at Eiffel Gardens. Her coloring is good and she kinda looks happy again after having to leave her home.
Thanks for the good pictures and I do have pictures of the MSU students that ate with us.