It's a different kind of Sunday morning, but only because we're a few days behind on the holiday. The house is filled with the anticipation of Thanksgiving dinner. Yes, for the second year in a row we've moved the day. It all started last year.
My Dad had passed away just a couple of weeks earlier and after the previous four years of having him at the table there was just too much missing. We also had two very special friends who we wanted to be with us and being in the hospitality/restaurant business they were both working on Thanksgiving day. So we simply moved Thanksgiving to Sunday.
This is just a short post this morning, but it's one of my favorite topics - the importance of great friends.
There are some people in life who make you laugh a little louder,
smile a little bigger and live just a little better.
The fun of Thanksgiving for me has always been about being together with the people I cared most about. While some of the players have changed over the years, it's still a time to be thankful for everything we have, especially our friendships.
It's that anticipation of being together with good friends that cranks up our energy level. Sheila and I spent most of the day cooking yesterday. We both love to cook, and when we're in the kitchen together our choreography is completely in sync. A little good music in the background and it's The Big Chill dance scene all over again.
And, just for the fun of a Sunday morning chuckle, here's a scene that always puts a smile on my face - it might be an old movie, but a classic feel-good scene.
Wishing all of you a wonderful wrap up to the holiday weekend, and time with family and friends who bring meaning to your life. Take a minute or two and just think about those friends most special to you. It's pretty remarkable how they, at some point, became family.
Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.
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