Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pies.
Aunts & uncles, distant cousins and family friends.
Football games on TV and in the backyard.
These are the things that very often make up our thanksgiving day. But for so many in our area this year, Thanksgiving day will be different.
In the wake of hurricane Sandy families are trying to regain a sense of normalcy, whether it is trying to rebuild their homes or staying with extended family because they have lost everything…it seems that we are reminded of what truly matters most. The ones that we love. Those of us that live in the area might have experienced power outages or downed trees & wires, or maybe even a little water in the basement. But our neighbors, family and friends in New York and New Jersey will be rebuilding for a while, and while they do they will need our love and support. So this thanksgiving, when we are surrounded by the faces that love us, take a moment to enjoy and appreciate what you have and are able to share. It is in knowing that we can encircle ourselves with hearts and hands filled with warmth that we are able to find such joy and thanks in our holiday celebrations.
Now, please pass the pumpkin pie. Happy Thanksgiving!