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  • Writer's pictureJonda Beattie

Thanksgiving Reflections

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday that is mainly celebrated in the United States and Canada.

There are so many different ways to celebrate this special day. When I was young, we visited my grandmother. When I was newly married, we visited my mother. After my mother died, I did not have a “traditional” way to celebrate. Sometimes my son and I would go out to eat, sometimes we ate out with friends. One special Thanksgiving (2011) my whole extended family ended up at my sister Ann’s home. This Thanksgiving I am preparing a traditional meal for my husband, Darin (#1 son) and some friends.

However the day is celebrated, it is a time to reflect on the many things for which we are thankful.

I am always thankful for my family (which has recently been expanded). They are my bedrock and so very special to me. It is a great gift to know that my family is always there for me.

I also am thankful for my friends. It is important to let friends know how important they are and to set aside time to nurture and enjoy the friendships.

I am fortunate to have good health. I do not take this for granted. I do what I can to stay healthy but I also recognize that this is a gift and I am grateful.

I would love to have you share your blessings.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day in your own way.

Jonda S. Beattie Professional Organizer

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