Well it’s Thanksgiving day, and I am so thankful that a friend invited Bebé and I over for a real American home cooked Thanksgiving dinner. Since I moved to Cancun, there have been some years that for one reason or another, I wasn’t able to celebrate Thanksgiving, and since I have always loved this holiday, I would feel pretty sad. There have also been great Cancun Thanksgivings, where friends and I cooked, and even invited people who had nowhere to go. Those years I felt really happy.
When I was growing up Thanksgiving was pretty much the same every year. My grandma and grandpa would come over to our house and we would watch a lot of football (the Lions play every year you know). My mom would made this yummy green frozen (non-alcoholic) drink, and then at halftime we would eat dinner. We had all of the traditional favorites. Even after my mom became a vegetarian, she would make us a turkey. In the evening we would watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. My dad always joined us as he loved all of the Charlie Brown specials.
These memories are simple, but I cherish them. I have so much to be thankful for, my son, my family and friends, my health, my freedom, my job…I try to remember these things each and every day, not just today.
What are you thankful for?