Cranberries and turkey ….stuffing and mashed potatoes ….gathering of friends, sounds like holiday cheer. My sister was telling me about her menu, for today’s Thanksgiving feast (she lives in the States). It was interesting to learn that mashed potatoes were not just “mashed potatoes” as I know it, but, how she specially prepared the potatoes for guests on this special evening of sharing.
Potatoes being carefully peeled and cooked, so they could be mashed and presented in a certain consistency etc. The care and thought she has put into serving up a dinner for her friends I found heart warming. Just listening to her explain the shopping for, and the prep done days in advance, the settings, the placement of chairs to accommodate the gathering so that all would be comfortable and feel welcome, was all “new” to me. Our family has our own “Martha”… I was impressed.
My long time personal friends, will all chuckle and know that “yours truly” does not share my sister’s flare. I felt really proud of her, as she went on about her dinner today. These were/are her friends, and she for years now, has them over to share in a now, “traditional” Thanksgiving in appreciation and love for their part in her life. My little sister, gave me a warm glow of love and appreciation for HER, I am still basking in it today.
LOL she will be busy today, and seldom reads my blog.. so I can get away with saying nice things about her today…hahahaha
Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends…. let us ALL embrace and share the meaning of Thanksgiving, in our lives today and always.
PL Principle #3 I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.