Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Thanksgiving 2006

Years prior to 2006, our family began to realize that Thanksgiving had become a holiday that had not nearly been affected as other holidays by commercialism. As I remember past Thanksgivings, I recall the joy and laughter shared by my Dad and his two brothers, laughter that began to teach me the importance of family. I recall being snowed in during another Thanksgiving, where my Mom's family were reacquainted in a memorable and wonderful way that would not have happened otherwise. There are other times, too, but it is only important to note on this post that Thanksgiving memories are there simply because the family was together.

I have always hoped that my efforts at work, no matter who was my employer, eventually contributed to making it easier for families to get together, at some time, somehow, somewhere. It doesn't matter to me exactly what that might look like. It doesn't matter whether someone's journey to be with family is made easier, or whether someone doesn't have to be called out away from their family for an emergency. What matters to me is that special time people can share together.

Here's hoping that you and yours have a wonderful and memorable Thanksgiving together!


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