Giving back is my theme for Thanksgiving this year…

And it is giving back no matter from where the love and energy originated.  It will be the first year in many that I am making Thanksgiving with siblings a priority no matter how they want to celebrate the day.  Believe me, my idea of Thanksgiving is more Norman Rockwell, and I love cooking the meal, creating the love materialized!  But I digress…

It would be a total surprise if any of the siblings ever read my blog or pay attention to anything that is personal and passionate for me, so I can write these things with the hope that they would read it.  And I digress further…

It will be the first year in his history that my younger son will not be celebrating the day somehow with me, but w have found divisions on the side of his spousal family led him, his wife, and his two darling sons to be spending Thanksgiving at the exact time of dinner with my daughter-in-law’s splintered family as I will be breaking bread in an Italian restaurant with my “side of the family”.  Priorities this year for all of us was to unify family in small ways, and we did.

And then there is my older son in Florida from whom I received a text, and, respecting his tradition, I texted back.  There is no story there, only love, and a lack of love of communicating.  He is alive, he is well, that is what I read behind his Thanksgiving message to me.  For the I am grateful…

But there is a high energy of gratitude on this day that all of us are respecting each other’s wishes on this Thanksgiving day.  It is one day, and we are all grateful for the solid relationships we have.  Tomorrow will be another day as we march towards Christmas…and more energy, and more love, and more respect.  That is all I can ask for

Published by Janice Marie