This Thanksgiving I witnessed forgiveness and serendipity in action. Time may heal all wounds but good food speeds the process.
Millenials are often described as an entitled generation. But this Thanksgiving as Millennials sat down in front of their turkey dinners, they found that even in these tough times they have a whole lot to be thankful for.
This Thanksgiving morning was spent in the Rockaways to participate in providing a holiday meal for an anticipated 500 guests. The helping hands and open hearts that gathered to share the day with a community in need was stunning.
Use dinner parties with treats and wine as the backdrop to bring family and friends together.
I am reminded every year that Thanksgiving is a precious holiday for my family.
My grandmother once told me that real love is not those champagne moments filled with fireworks. Rather, real love is a reassuring whisper in the dark of night.
Dig deep the next couple of weeks and finish this year doing things that aren't so frenzied and frustrating but are life changing. Think hard about what really matters and make someone else's holiday season merry and bright!
Remember all those who are simply content sleeping one peaceful night without the fear of bombardment or death; or those hungry bellies scuffling for scraps of food, or the many broken down men and women simply seeking shelter from a cold night.
While it's best not to lie to adult family members, you're within your rights to dodge certain questions entirely. There's enough shame-eating on this holiday -- best not to have to eat your words too.
This holiday season, the first question we should ask ourselves is, "how can I help?" It's not "What's in it for me?" and it's not about the rewards and recognition we might receive for doing good.
This Thanksgiving, you might not be able to control any one else at the table, but you can maintain your own civility, and sanity, and make it through a holiday in which feelings don't get hurt, slurs don't get thrown, and relatives aren't forced to intervene.
I saw what were once living room sofas and dining room tables where people must have shared family holidays, toys that probably once laid under Christmas trees or were unwrapped at birthday parties, and appliances that in a few short weeks were to either hold or cook the family meal for Thanksgiving. All of those memories and dreams lining the streets like broken pieces of puzzles.
Talking politics with conservative relatives on Thanksgiving doesn't have to be thankless. Here are five easy ways to talk to Republican family members that will help keep your Turkey Day peaceful.
Now that we get our food from Fred Meyer, Rosauer's, or Walmart, we often forget that many people were involved in bringing our food to the table. So take a little time this Thanksgiving to send a quiet "thank you" to them and to anyone else who's done something special for you lately.
What are you, bridey, thankful and grateful for? If you find yourself stumped, please allow me to give you a few ideas
Most days, I let one thing or another distract me from the bountiful reasons I have to be thankful. But I do, on occasion, reflect deeply on the tensions between striving and cherishing. And when those reflections take me over, they often engender a poem.