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It's Thanksgiving...
It will soon be Thanksgiving. I guess the first thing I must ask myself is… where has 2015 gone. It seems like only yesterday that we were ushering in the New Year. Even though time has flown by, this week is a very special time for most of us. For some it’s a time to hunt and enjoy the outdoors. For others it time away from the office. For others, its preparation for that dreaded day in any man’s wallet… Black Friday. Regardless of the importance to the individual, Thanksgiving is a very big deal for most of us.
Thanksgiving is just what the name implies. It is a time to set down with your family and give thanks for what we have been given this past year. I have a lot to personally be thankful for. My family is all well and close to me. I get to enjoy their company on a regular basis and for a father that is truly a blessing. When I spend time with them, I realize how lucky I am to see my children who have grown into fine productive adults and great parents in their own right. As most any grandparent will attest, grandchildren… well it’s difficult to describe them. They start out as little bundles of joy and then they go through various stages that sometimes make us wonder about our first observation. However Jeanine and I are very lucky, ours, all eight of them, always bring smile to our faces, even if we are scolding them for some mischief they have gotten into.
I think Thanksgiving is also a time for each individual to look into their own existance. I am thankful that I have the wonderful wife I have spent well over forty years with. I know how lucky I am and I cherish each and every day we have together. As we look around our neighborhood, state and nation, it doesn’t take long to realize that unions that last as long as ours, is somewhat of a rarity. I have been truly blessed.
I am also thankful for my health. In spite of my age, I can still do most anything I want. All-be-it, not as fast as I once did. Growing old is not a good thing in many ways. But, it beats the alternative, so we must grin and bear it when we find those situations that make us realize that Father Time has got a major hold on us. I am still able to go to work each day and for the most part, I still enjoy it. That too is quite a blessing.
As Thanksgiving approaches I will get ready. Not necessarily for the great food, though I do admit that I certainly enjoy it, but being able to give thanks with those we love. To me that the real meaning of Thanksgiving!

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